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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BusinessWire

Higher Ground Education, acquired CozyKin

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: CozyKin
CozyKin, now known as Guidepost at Home, is the go-to nanny sharing platform for new and expectant parents looking to combine the personalized care and convenience of a nanny combined with the program quality of early education.
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announced 2/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Morgan Stanley
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 225 private preschools across the country. Cadence has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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announced 12/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire Giraffe Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, is to acquire Giraffe Childcare, a company that operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Giraffe Childcare
Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie, will acquire ELFA Preschool

synopsis: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM), an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong, will acquire ELFA Preschool, a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
buyer: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SEHK:8363:$9.26)
SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM) is an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong. SDM offers ballet and jazz courses for children between the ages of 1 and 16. SDM also provides over 300 performance opportunities to students annually to help them build confidence, friendships and team spirit. "
target: ELFA Preschool
ELFA Preschool is a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer rich educational programmes to more than 20,000 students annually. They offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Forbes

Golden Gate Capital, acquired The Learning Experience

synopsis: The Learning Experience, one of the top early learning and childcare franchises in the country, announced it had been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm, Golden Gate Capital. The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education.
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: Norwest Venture Partners
target: The Learning Experience
The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Only About Children, acquired Little Learning School

synopsis: Private equity major Bain Capital has acquired Australia’s childcare provider Little Learning School through its subsidiary, Only About Children. Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, while Only About Children runs 44 campuses across Melbourne and Sydney.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Only About Children
Only About Children is changing the childcare landscape, with a holistic approach to early learning. Only About Children owns and operates a network of upmarket long day care centers across the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. "
target: Little Learning School
Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, Australia. Little Learning School has a strong vision and desire to become the leader in child care services by being innovative and attracting the greatest educators.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

MindChamps PreSchool Ltd, will purchase Four Early Learning Centres from Cherry Bridge Station

synopsis: MindChamps, an operator of pre-schools in Singapore, will acquire four early learning centres from Cherry Bridge Station, an operator of early learning and childcare centres in Australia. The early learning centres are located in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith.
buyer parent: Champion Minds Pte Ltd.
buyer: MindChamps PreSchool Ltd (SGX:CNE:$17.10)
MindChamps is the #1 market share leader with 39.5% of the premium range pre-schools in Singapore. Their unique advanced learning programmes are the result of the combined work of a team of world-class professionals from 4 different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and North America). "
seller: Cherry Bridge Station
The four early learning centres in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith belong to Cherry Bridge Station, Australia’s number one childcare provider. Cherry Bridge Station operates state of the art early learning and childcare centres that are equipped to meet any demand.
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Advantage Partners, acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.

synopsis: On May 31, 2017, funds served by Advantage Partners acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd., an educational services provider. Yaruki Switch Group operates several private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation within themselves to pursue their own path.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Yaruki Switch Group operates private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation to pursue their own path. The group’s formats include tutoring schools, childcare centers that teach English, elementary school entrance exams prep, sports classrooms, and more.
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announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire BrightPath Early Learning

synopsis: Busy Bees Holdings Limited announced it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BrightPath. BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK's largest provider of quality child care, looking after 35,000 children in 329 nurseries. Founded in 1984, Busy Bees is committed to providing quality care for children in a safe, caring environment, meeting each child's individual social, physical and emotional needs. "
target: BrightPath Early Learning (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country. Meeting the highest standards in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational programing, BrightPath is committed to providing the best child development programs and care.
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announced 5/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Evolve Education Group Limited, will purchase 6 Early Childhood Education Centers from Little Wonders Childcare Group

synopsis: Little Wonders Childcare Group New Zealand has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. The six Little Wonders ECE centres being sold are based in some of the main population hubs of the lower part of the South Island (Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru & Cromwell).
buyer: Evolve Education Group Limited (NZSE:EVO:$106.51)
Evolve Education Group is a New Zealand owned and operated provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. Evolve’s priority is to ensure every child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years. "
seller: Little Wonders Childcare Group
The privately-owned Little Wonders Childcare Group Centers in New Zealand's Lower South Island encompasses 6 early childhood education centres. Purpose built to high specifications, the centres are popular & offer quality ECE in areas of stable & growing demand.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

AcadeMedia AB, acquired Step Kids Education GmbH

synopsis: AcadeMedia announced that they have acquired the German preschool company Step Kids Education GmbH (Stepke). Stepke was founded in 2011 and operates seven preschools and three mobile preschools in the regions Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen, with 640 children and 200 employees.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
AcadeMedia is Northern Europe's largest education company, with locations/facilities/presence in Sweden, Norway and Germany. Their 12,500 employees at 550 preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres share a common focus on quality and development. "
target: Step Kids Education GmbH
Founded in 2011, Step Kids Education (Stepke) operates seven preschools and three mobile preschools in Germany, with 640 children and 200 employees. Their preschools are located in the Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen regions.
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closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired The Children's Garden

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired The Children’s Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Children’s Garden, located in the heart of downtown Portland, offers high-quality, personalized care for children from six weeks of age through kindergarten.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: The Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden, located in downtown Portland, OR, offers high-quality, personalized care for children from six weeks of age through kindergarten. Students thrive in a stimulating and enriching learning environment featuring a proprietary research-based curriculum centered on mindfulness.
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closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired Parker-Chase Preschool

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired Parker-Chase Preschool, an established school network with locations in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Founded in 1981, Parker-Chase Preschool offers two locations in the Dallas suburbs of Carrollton and Plano which serve children from infancy through pre-kindergarten.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: Parker-Chase Preschool
Founded in 1981, Parker-Chase Preschool offers two locations in the Dallas suburbs of Carrollton and Plano which serve children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. Parker-Chase was one of the first schools to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired Silverline Montessori School

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired Silverline Montessori School. Silverline Montessori is focused on developing the emotional, social, and educational growth of their students throughout two campuses in the suburbs of Houston. Silverline Montessori serves children from infancy through elementary school.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: Silverline Montessori School
Silverline Montessori School is focused on developing the emotional, social, and educational growth of their students throughout two campuses in the suburbs of Houston. Silverline Montessori serves children from infancy through elementary school.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Morgan Stanley Private Equity, acquired Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Audax Private Equity, announced that it has sold Cadence Education, Inc. to investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity. Cadence is one of the United States’ leading providers of early childhood education focusing on children ages six weeks to twelve years old, serving over 20,000 students across 20 states.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Private Equity
Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Audax Group
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Cadence Education is a national operator of early childhood education for children six weeks to twelve years old. With over 20 years of experience, Cadence has over 150 schools across twenty states.
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closed 2/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Cadence Education, Inc., acquired Next Generation Children's Center

synopsis: Cadence Education, Inc., one of the largest providers of premium early education in North America, announced that it has acquired Next Generation Children’s Centers, Inc. Next Generation offers innovative early childhood education from infant and toddler daycare through preschool and pre-kindergarten at ten locations in greater Boston.
buyer: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is a national operator of early childhood education centers for children six weeks to twelve-years-old. With over twenty years of experience, Cadence has over 150 education centers across nineteen states. "
target: Next Generation Children's Center
Next Generation offers innovative early childhood education from infant and toddler daycare through preschool and pre-kindergarten at ten locations in greater Boston. Children are exposed to literacy, science and math through their “learn by doing” approach to curricula.
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announced 2/1/2016 via PE Hub

Partners Group Holding AG, will acquire Guardian Early Learning Group

synopsis: Partners Group will acquire a majority stake in Guardian Early Learning Group from Navis Capital Partners. Guardian Early Learning Group (“Guardian”) is one of the largest childcare groups and providers of early childhood education in Australia.
buyer: Partners Group Holding AG (SWX:PGHN:$1,024.21)
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 46 billion (USD 50 billion) in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Navis Capital Partners
target: Guardian Early Learning Group
Founded in 2004, Guardian today owns 71 early learning centers that provide more than 10,000 families and their children with high-quality early learning and care on a daily basis.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
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$405
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$50
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closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
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$239
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$17
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closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Five Preschools from Children's Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, has announced it has acquired five preschools located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. from Children's Center preschools.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of over 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Children's Center
Children's Center owns and operates preschools in the US.
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closed 9/30/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Rhoades School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that it has acquired The Rhoades School, a leading school for gifted and talented students in Grades K-8 located in Encinitas, California.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School's goal is to support the positive development of intellectually gifted children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The students are provided with an appropriate curriculum, a supportive peer group and suitable guidance in an encouraging and thoughtful manner.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
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$12
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closed 6/11/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Montessori Corner Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced that it has acquired all business and operating assets of Montessori Corner Schools, a group of three schools located in Plainsboro and West Windsor, NJ. The schools serve Pre K through sixth grade students.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Montessori Corner Schools
The Montessori Corner schools strive for educational excellence with a mission to provide for each of its students a well-rounded, individualized educational and developmental experience, based on Montessori principles that nurture the love of learning.
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closed 4/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Highpointe Children's Academy

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced that it has acquired all business and operating assets of Highpointe Children's Academy, Arlington, Texas, Pre K through fourth grade students.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Highpointe Children's Academy
Highpointe Children's Academy offers a wide variety of educational experiences and activities for children beginning at six weeks and continuing through fourth grade.
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cancelled 3/19/2009 via Bloomberg

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation had made a proposal of $13.50 per share which was not accepted by the Nobel Learning Communities Board of Directors. On March 18, 2009, KLC was notified by letter that the Nobel Board of Directors had rejected its March 10th proposal.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC) is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation.
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$189
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$206
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$19
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closed 8/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Missouri City, Texas school from Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced it has acquired all business and operating assets of the Ivy Kids Early Learning Center's Missouri City, Texas school.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Ivy Kids Early Learning Center
Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, a leading private pre-school located in suburban Houston, Texas, combines academic excellence and innovation with a nurturing, creative world designed especially for children.
price ($mm)
$0.72
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closed 8/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Southern Highlands Preparatory School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has acquired all business and operating assets of Southern Highlands Preparatory School, a leading private school for students from pre-school to Grade 8 located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Southern Highlands Preparatory School
Southern Highlands Preparatory School opened its doors in the fall of 2003. A private, non-sectarian preparatory school, Southern Highlands Preparatory School provides programs for students preschool through grade 8.
price ($mm)
$1.55
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closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Camelback Desert Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools, announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Camelback Desert Schools, which are located in the fast growing Phoenix, Arizona market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Camelback Desert Schools
At Camelback Desert Schools, our goal is to prepare students to be academically successful, capable of transferring their knowledge and skills to new challenges, and confident in their ability to succeed. We offer a challenging and well-rounded academic curriculum.
price ($mm)
$0.40
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announced 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., will acquire IvyGlen Schools

synopsis: On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Nobel Learning signed a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire all the operating assets of IvyGlen Schools, a leading private school operator in the Dallas, Texas market. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days subject to licensing approval.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: IvyGlen Schools
IvyGlen is a private school operator located in the Dallas, Texas market, operating programs for infants through Pre-K, as well as an after-school program for elementary school students. IvyGlen Schools are accredited through the SACS CASI, the premiere education body in the United States.
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closed 3/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc., a leading private preschool for children ages infant through Kindergarten in the Columbus, Ohio market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc.
Enchanted Care Learning Center, Inc. was created for the purpose of providing the finest quality childcare, preschool, kindergarten and school-age programming in the Columbus, Ohio area, for children ages six weeks to 11 years.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.
Discovery Isle is a leading preschool provider in Southern California, delivering well-rounded educational programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Honor Roll School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading provider of education and school management services for the preschool through eighth grade markets, announced that it had expanded its national presence with the acquisition of The Honor Roll School in Sugar Land, Texas. THRS is a leading pre- kindergarten through eighth grade school.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: The Honor Roll School
The Honor Roll School is the premier independent school for 2 year-olds through 8th graders in the Sugar Land area. We are an academic school committed to developing well-rounded and well-educated young people with a strong sense of responsibility.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Critique, acquired Escola Viva

synopsis: Critique, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Viva, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
buyer parent: Bahema Educação S.A.
buyer: Critique
Critique is a Brazilian education group. Critique provides early childhood to high school education services. The group is comprised of Escola Balão Vermelho, Colégio Mangabeiras, Escola Parque, Centro Educacional Viva, and Escola da Vila. "
target: Escola Viva
Escola Viva is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
price ($mm)
$9.51
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closed 1/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Colegio Joyfe

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L, an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Colegio Joyfe, a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Colegio Joyfe
Colegio Joyfe is a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years. Colegio Joyfe aims to help students enhance their talents and strengthen their leadership and social skills.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.4x
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, acquired The King’s School Linbro Park

synopsis: Curro, a company that acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa, has acquired The King’s School Linbro Park, a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$184.43)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: The King’s School Linbro Park
The King’s School Linbro Park is a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services. Their schools deliver excellent academic programmes, as well as extra mural programmes that cover a variety of sporting and cultural activities.
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announced 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Kingdom Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire a 92.1% stake in Kingdom Schools Company from Kingdom Investment and Development Company, an investment company in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a kindergarten in Saudi Arabia.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$85.49)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target parent: Kingdom Holding Company
target: Kingdom Schools
Kingdom Schools is a private school in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates separate boys` and girls` elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a mixed kindergarten. Their schools cater to over 4,000 students and aims to provide the best general education environment in the Arab world.
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closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ardenton Capital, acquired Pebbles Care

synopsis: Ardenton Capital Corporation, a global private equity corporation, has acquired Pebbles Care, a provider of residential care and education for young people across the UK. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
buyer: Ardenton Capital
Ardenton is a global private equity corporation focused on meaningful business partnerships and long term growth. Ardenton works strategically to nurture management teams and expand into new markets, growing small companies into lasting multi-national organizations. "
target: Pebbles Care
Pebbles Care is a provider of residential care and education for young people across the United Kingdom. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Al Enaya Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire Al Enaya Schools, a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. Al Enaya Schools offers primary, intermediate, and secondary education services. Their schools provides students with the education they need to become successful in life.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$85.49)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Al Enaya Schools
Al Enaya Schools is a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. Al Enaya Schools offers primary, intermediate, and secondary education services. Their schools provides students with the education they need to become successful in life.
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closed 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

inspirED, acquired King’s College Schools

synopsis: Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, is proud to welcome premier British schools group, King’s College, to their network. The King’s College group consists of ten leading schools around the world. King’s has provided children with a rigorous and broad British education since 1969.
buyer parent: Educas
buyer: inspirED
A definitive statement of excellence in private education, UK-based Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18. "
target: King’s College Schools
King’s College Schools group consists of ten leading schools around the world: six schools in Spain along with schools in England, Frankfurt, Latvia and Panama. King’s has provided children with a rigorous and broad British education since 1969.
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announced 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

National Company for Learning and Education, will acquire ALGhad Schools Company Ltd

synopsis: National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE), a leading education group in Saudi Arabia, will acquire ALGhad Schools Company Ltd, a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. ALGhad Schools operates primary, prep, and secondary schools.
buyer: National Company for Learning and Education (SASE:4291:$56.04)
National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE) is a leading education group in Saudi Arabia. NCLE operates several schools that contain more than 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The group offers kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary education services. "
target: ALGhad Schools Company Ltd
ALGhad Schools Company Ltd is a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. ALGhad Schools operates primary, prep, and secondary schools. Their schools provide students with high-quality education in an environment that inspires and enables them to become leaders in a global world.
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announced 10/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., will acquire Brazilian International School

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education Group, will acquire a 60% stake in Brazilian International School (BIS), a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$9.55)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education Group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Brazilian International School
Brazilian International School (BIS) is a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
price ($mm)
$4.55*
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iale International School, acquired Iale International School

synopsis: Internationella Engelska Skolan (“IES”) has sold all of its shares in a joint venture owned Spanish school, Colegio IALE in Valencia, to the coowners, the Monzonis family. Iale International School is a private bilingual Infant and Primary School based in L'Eliana (Valencia), Spain.
buyer: Iale International School
The Monzonís Marín family founded the Iale International School in 1967 as a kindergarten in Valencia (La Eliana). "
target parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
target: Iale International School
Iale International School is a benchmark for education in Spain since 1967, the year in which the Monzonís Marín family founded their private school in Valencia (La Eliana). In 1998 Iale was the first bilingual school in Valencia of Infant and Primary School authorized at national level.
price ($mm)
$2.19*
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired International School - Zurich North

synopsis: Cognita, the leading global schools group, has acquired International School – Zurich North (ISZN), a private school in Zurich, Switzerland. ISZN provides world-class education to students aged 3 to 17. ISZN offers a purposeful and inquiry-based programme that features small class sizes and qualified and experienced teachers.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: International School - Zurich North
International School – Zurich North (ISZN) is a private school in Zurich, Switzerland. ISZN provides world-class education to students aged 3 to 17. ISZN offers a purposeful and inquiry-based programme that features small class sizes and qualified and experienced teachers.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd, will purchase Education Business from Paramount Corporation Berhad

synopsis: Paramount Corp Bhd is to divest its controlling stake in its K-12 education business to Two Horses Capital. Paramount's K-12 education businesses are composed of the Sri KDU and REAL national and international schools, REAL Kids pre-schools, and Cambridge English for Life (CEFL) enrichment centres.
buyer: Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd
Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd (THC) is a Malaysian investment company helmed by TPG Capital Asia senior advisor Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz and TPG Capital Asia managing partner Ganen Sarvnanthan. "
seller: Paramount Corporation Berhad
Paramount's K-12 education businesses are composed of the Sri KDU and REAL national and international schools, REAL Kids pre-schools, and Cambridge English for Life (CEFL) enrichment centres.
price ($mm)
$149
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire St. Michael's School

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, will acquire St. Michael's School, an established independent school in the UK. St. Michael's School offers day and boarding education from age 3 to 18.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: St. Michael's School
St. Michael's School is an established independent school in the UK. St. Michael's School offers day and boarding education from age 3 to 18. St. Michael's School provides a learning environment where students can excel. They offer small class sizes, flexibility, and a strong culture of discipline.
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closed 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Engage Independent School

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L (IEP), an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Engage Independent School (EIS), a fee-based bilingual private school in Spain. EIS provides education to 400 students aged 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Engage Independent School
Engage Independent School (EIS) is a fee-based bilingual private school in Spain. EIS provides education to 400 students aged 3 to 18 years. EIS provides a dynamic learning environment that inspires students and helps them to improve their academic performance.
price ($mm)
$2.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Global Education Management Systems, Hassana Investment Company, acquired Ma'arif for Education and Training

synopsis: Dubai-based GEMS Education and Hassana Investment Company, a Saudi Arabian state-run pension fund, have acquired Ma'arif Education, the kingdom’s largest private school operator. Established in the 1970s, Ma’arif owns 13 private campuses with over 60 schools across the country and provides K-12 education.
buyer: Global Education Management Systems
buyer: Hassana Investment Company
Dubai-based Global Education Management Systems (GEMS) is one of the world’s oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. Hassana Investment Company is a Saudi Arabian state-run pension fund. "
target: Ma'arif for Education and Training
Ma’arif for Education & Training is the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia. Established in the 1970s, Ma’arif owns 13 private campuses with over 60 schools across the country, providing kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and secondary (“K-12”) education.
price ($mm)
$550
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bethany Academy merged with Christian Life Academy,

synopsis: Three Christian schools will merge into a new school called United Christian Academy. Bethany Academy and Life Academy will join Christian Life Academy in the merger. The new school will be run out of Bethany Academy's Bloomington campus. The school will be interdenominational and independent, meaning it's not associated with any existing church.
buyer: Christian Life Academy
Christian Life Academy (CLA), accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, is a Pre-K-12 Christian school. CLA offers programs for Pre-school through 12th grade, low student-to-teacher ratios, emphasis on fundamental academic subjects, and college preparatory curriculum. "
target: Bethany Academy
Bethany Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian, K-12 school. Bethany Academy also offers parent partnerships, creative arts, a school community committed to support students from all backgrounds and educational levels, college preparatory academics, and more.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Life Academy merged with Christian Life Academy,

synopsis: Three Christian schools will merge into a new school called United Christian Academy. Bethany Academy and Life Academy will join Christian Life Academy in the merger. The new school will be run out of Bethany Academy's Bloomington campus. The school will be interdenominational and independent, meaning it's not associated with any existing church.
buyer: Christian Life Academy
Christian Life Academy (CLA), accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, is a Pre-K-12 Christian school. CLA offers programs for Pre-school through 12th grade, low student-to-teacher ratios, emphasis on fundamental academic subjects, and college preparatory curriculum. "
target: Life Academy
Life Academy is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian school. Life Academy classrooms are spacious and provide for full class instruction, as well as small group work areas. Life Academy has a full ball field, a playground, sledding hills, and a newly updated computer lab.
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announced 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Allendale Columbia School will be merged with The Harley School,

synopsis: Allendale Columbia School will merge with The Harley School, a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY. Allendale Columbia School is a leading independent, diverse, co-ed school that prepares students in nursery through grade 12 for the world they will inherit.
buyer: The Harley School
The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY. The Harley School teaches students in nursery through grade 12. The school provides a balanced education that prepares their students to meet the challenges of tomorrow and lead lives of great purpose. "
target: Allendale Columbia School
Allendale Columbia School is a leading independent, diverse, co-ed school that prepares students in nursery through grade 12 for the world they will inherit. Allendale Columbia helps students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Alkhabeer Capital, acquired Aziziyah School

synopsis: Alkhabeer Capital, a prominent asset management company specializing in alternative investments, announced that it has successfully acquired 100% equity stake in Azezeyah School (Aziziyah). Aziziyah is a private school that has been operating for over 35 years in the Qurtoba District in Khobar, Saudia Arabia.
buyer: Alkhabeer Capital
Alkhabeer Capital is a prominent asset management company specializing in alternative investments, and providing innovative world-class products and services to institutions, family offices and qualified high-net-worth investors. They are based in Saudia Arabia. "
target: Aziziyah School
Aziziyah is a private school that has been operating for over 35 years in the Qurtoba District in Khobar, Saudia Arabia, with a capacity of approximately 2,000 students.
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$65.77
Net Income ($mm)
$45.57
Employees
10366
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Ticker: OM:ENG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internationella Engelska Skolan
Internationella Engelska Skolan
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is one of the leading free school operators in Sweden. IES has 25,600 students at 36 schools, and about 3,200 students at its schools in Spain. IES Sweden operates schools for students in grades F-12. Its main focus is grades 4-9.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$296.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.35
EBIT ($mm)
$23.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.88
Employees
2974
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: OM:ATVEXA B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atvexa AB
Atvexa AB
Atvexa is an owner and operator of schools in Sweden. Through its subsidiaries the group operates 75 preschools, 16 schools, and 1 special school. Atvexa's vision is to create an educational environment that allows all children and students to grow.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$108.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.91
EBIT ($mm)
$5.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.32
Employees
1
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Ticker: ARCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arco Platform Limited
Arco Platform Limited
Arco’s mission is to transform the way students learn, promote and scale education of excellence. With a historical growth of over 40% per year, the company has been expanding its portfolio and its territorial reach, thus progressively delivering more value to a growing number of schools in Brazil.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$95.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.82
EBIT ($mm)
$15.59
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SASE:4292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$85.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.69
EBIT ($mm)
$25.45
Net Income ($mm)
$22.07
Employees
3488
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Ticker: SASE:4291
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE) is a leading education group in Saudi Arabia. NCLE operates several schools that contain more than 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The group offers kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary education services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$56.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.86
EBIT ($mm)
$14.64
Net Income ($mm)
$13.51
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: AIM:WEY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wey Education Plc
Wey Education Plc
Wey Education plc is the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide. Wey operates two main divisions –InterHigh, a non-selective fee paying secondary school, and a B2B division serving other educational companies and schools – Wey ecademy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.19)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.02
Employees
92
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EA Education Group Inc
EA Education Group Inc
EA Education Group Inc. is a leading provider serving the unique needs of international junior and senior high school students and an active promoter of international education & cultural exchange between Canada and China.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.43
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
$0.29
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:1317
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 74 schools from preschool to high school in 18 cities throughout China and 2 in Canada, serving over 28,000 students.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$172.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$68.90
EBIT ($mm)
$60.25
Net Income ($mm)
$65.33
Employees
4513
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