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closed 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited, acquired NumberWorks'nWords

synopsis: Crimson Consulting has acquired tutoring company NumberWorks'nWords, with 12,000 students across Australasia enrolled in the English and maths programmes. Celebrated for building essential foundation skills in literacy and numeracy, the takeover of NumberWorks'nWords will expand Crimson’s offering of personalised education to more young learners.
buyer: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting was born out of the lack of assistance for young students who aspire or have the potential to study at world-class overseas institutions like Cambridge, Oxford and the Ivy League. They are a full service education consultancy and tutoring facility. "
target: NumberWorks'nWords
NumberWorks'nWords was established in 1984 and is one of the world's longest-running tutoring providers. From New Zealand, the franchise operation has expanded to include Australia, the Philippines, England and Singapore. Their centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Graphite Capital, acquired Explore Learning Ltd

synopsis: Graphite Capital has backed a £30 million management buy-out at supplementary education provider Explore Learning. Explore provides tutoring for primary and secondary school children and now operates 62 centres nationally, with over 16,000 children currently enrolled as members.
buyer: Graphite Capital
Graphite Capital is a leading independent private equity investor focused on the UK mid-market. They have been raising and managing private equity funds since 1981. Graphite currently manages more than £1.2 billion of funds for institutional and private shareholders. "
target: Explore Learning Ltd
Explore Learning Ltd. offers mathematics and English tutorial services in the United Kingdom. It also provides services in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing; and courses for primary and secondary school and 11 plus children, and entrance exams.
price ($mm)
$47
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$24
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EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 1/18/2011 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announces that it has agreed to increase its shareholding in TutorVista to a controlling 76% stake for a consideration of $127m. Pearson acquired a minority stake in TutorVista in June 2009 and this transaction takes Pearson’s total equity investment in the company to approximately $139m.
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: TutorVista
Headquartered in Bangalore. TutorVista provides online tutoring services for K-12 and college students around the world. It connects experienced tutors with more than 20,000 registered students using VoIP and online whiteboards to work through problems, demonstrate solutions and conduct assessments.
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closed 6/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Citigroup Inc., Sterling Capital, Ltd., acquired Educate, Inc.

synopsis: Educate, Inc., a leading pre-K-12 education company delivering supplemental education services and products to students and their families, announced that it has completed the merger in which Educate was acquired by a group of investors including certain members of management and affiliates of Sterling Capital Partners and Citigroup Private Equity.
buyer: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
buyer: Citigroup Inc. (C:$63,902.00)
Sterling Partners is a multifaceted private equity firm focusing on buyouts, venture capital and real estate. Sterling Partners specializes in investments in education, healthcare, business services, direct marketing, specialty manufacturing and distribution, and technology companies. "
target parent: Apollo Advisors, L.P.
target: Educate, Inc.
Educate, Inc., is a leading pre-K-12 education company delivering supplemental education services and products to students and their families. Educate's consumer services business, Sylvan Learning Center, is North America's best-known and most trusted tutoring brand.
price ($mm)
$517
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$351
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
1.5x
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13.1x
announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$140.57)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$8.70*
rev ($mm)
$7
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$1
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2.2x
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19.0x
closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Satt, Inc., acquired Mana.bo

synopsis: SATT announced that it has purchased all shares of Mana.bo Inc. Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
buyer: SATT, Inc.
SATT, based in Tokyo, provides smart TLEC 3 (Smart Trek 3), a tool to easily create lecture-type e-learning content from presentation files created with Microsoft PowerPoint. "
target: Mana.bo
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
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$85
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announced 9/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

synopsis: With Us Corp, an owner and operator of tutoring and preparatory schools in Japan, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities.
buyer: With Us Corp (JASDAQ:9696:$134.56)
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. "
target: Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.
Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities. Students that have attended the company's private tutoring schools have a high rate of passing exams.
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$5
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closed 7/5/2017 via Bloomberg

Yukon Capital Partners, acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Yukon Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd., a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Yukon Capital Partners
Founded in 2014, Yukon Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.
Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd. is a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Schülerhilfe

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has agreed to acquire the business and operations of ZGS Verwaltungs GmbH ('Schuelerhilfe'), from its current majority shareholders Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
target: Schülerhilfe
Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria. Established in 1974, and headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Schuelerhilfe provides small-group tutoring through a network of over 1,000 branches in Germany and Austria.
price ($mm)
$46
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$69
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
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0.7x
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2.5x
announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

J-STAR Co., Ltd., will acquire Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tokyo-based private equity firm J-STAR will buy the tutoring business of Japan’s Alpha Corporation. Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan.
buyer: J-STAR Co., Ltd.
J-STAR is an independent and partner-owned Japanese alternative asset manager with $300 million of assets under management. Founded in 2006 in Tokyo, J-STAR has grown into one of the most successful investment firms in Asia, with 17 skilled and experienced professionals "
target: Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.
Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan. Alpha Corporation operates 16 private tutoring schools in Sapporo, Japan.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

At-Home Tutoring Services, acquired TutaPoint

synopsis: TutaPoint, a leading tutoring firm that offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages, has been acquired by At-Home Tutoring Services. At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in Early Childhood to college.
buyer: At-Home Tutoring Services
At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in grades Early Childhood through high school and college. They cover all academic subjects and test preparation for standardized tests. "
target: TutaPoint
TutaPoint offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages. TutaPoint's proprietary virtual classrooms feature live video, audio, whiteboard and chat.
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closed 6/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Rise India Group, acquired PadhoPadhao.com

synopsis: Gurgaon-based education startup Rise India has acquired a 60% stake in tutor aggregator Padhopadhao.com. The company is a rising education startup that ensures quality home tuition. It covers Delhi/NCR with 48,000 registered tutors, which have served more than 60,000 parents and students.
buyer: Rise India Group
Rise India has been formed with a dream to contribute to RISING INDIA by providing quality education, skill development, training, employability and financial solutions through its portfolio companies. "
target: PadhoPadhao.com
Padhopadhao.com is a rising education startup that ensures quality home tuition. It covers Delhi/NCR with 48,000 registered tutors, which have served more than 60,000 parents and students.
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announced 9/20/2015 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, will acquire Firstleap Education

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstleap Education, which provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Firstleap Education
Firstleap provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers. It now serves more than 20,000 students in over 20 cities in China.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

ESM Group, acquired Tutorpedia

synopsis: Sacramento-based ESM Group has completed the purchase of San Francisco based tutoring company, Tutorpedia. Both companies specialize in preparing high school students for college entrance exams. ESM bought the name, assets and brand of Tutorpedia.
buyer: ESM Group
ESM Group is a Sacramento-based tutoring company. Launched in 1999, ESM offers college admissions counseling for high school students, as well as tutoring and test preparation. "
target: Tutorpedia
Tutorpedia serves the private and public tutoring needs of families and individuals throughout the Bay Area. They are a personal, comprehensive tutoring resource that connects students in grades K-12 to tutors for academic help.
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closed 6/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Xueda Education Group merged with Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd,

synopsis: Xueda Education Group, a leading national provider of personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China, announced the completion of its merger with Xueda Acquisition Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd.
buyer: Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd (SZSE:000526:$3.82)
Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the operation of real estate leasing business. The Company’s main business activities include merchandise sales, provision of technical services, real estate leasing, property management and others. "
target: Xueda Education Group (XUE:$347.39)
Xueda Education Group is a leading national provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China with a focus on offering personalized tutoring services.
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$345 [$135]
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$339
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closed 11/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired University Instructors

synopsis: Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced it has acquired University Instructors, Inc. (UI), a provider of K-12 flexible learning solutions. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, UI delivers K-12 school support solutions in core subject areas. The company's K-12 Flexible Learning Solutions are tailored to meet a school's specific needs.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health and human services, and other state and municipal government clients. The firm was established in 1986 and has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. "
target: University Instructors
University Instructors, Inc. provides education services and academic programs for schools, teachers, and students in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It offers school programs, including specific tutoring, inclusion programs, and lab tutoring services.
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closed 10/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, acquired ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH

synopsis: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a leading German private equity company, has bought a majority stake in private tutoring services provider ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH in a management buyout.
buyer: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DB:DBAN:$88.86)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG ("DBAG") is a leading German private equity company. Since 1965, DBAG has been a preferred partner for equity funding of successful companies whose products and services have made them leaders in their markets. "
target: ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH
ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH is the largest provider of private tutoring services in Germany and Austria with 1,050 company-owned and franchised centres operating under the name of “Schülerhilfe”.
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$57
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0.0x
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closed 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited, acquired NumberWorks'nWords

synopsis: Crimson Consulting has acquired tutoring company NumberWorks'nWords, with 12,000 students across Australasia enrolled in the English and maths programmes. Celebrated for building essential foundation skills in literacy and numeracy, the takeover of NumberWorks'nWords will expand Crimson’s offering of personalised education to more young learners.
buyer: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting was born out of the lack of assistance for young students who aspire or have the potential to study at world-class overseas institutions like Cambridge, Oxford and the Ivy League. They are a full service education consultancy and tutoring facility. "
target: NumberWorks'nWords
NumberWorks'nWords was established in 1984 and is one of the world's longest-running tutoring providers. From New Zealand, the franchise operation has expanded to include Australia, the Philippines, England and Singapore. Their centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term.
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closed 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited, acquired NumberWorks'nWords

synopsis: Crimson Consulting has acquired tutoring company NumberWorks'nWords, with 12,000 students across Australasia enrolled in the English and maths programmes. Celebrated for building essential foundation skills in literacy and numeracy, the takeover of NumberWorks'nWords will expand Crimson’s offering of personalised education to more young learners.
buyer: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting was born out of the lack of assistance for young students who aspire or have the potential to study at world-class overseas institutions like Cambridge, Oxford and the Ivy League. They are a full service education consultancy and tutoring facility. "
target: NumberWorks'nWords
NumberWorks'nWords was established in 1984 and is one of the world's longest-running tutoring providers. From New Zealand, the franchise operation has expanded to include Australia, the Philippines, England and Singapore. Their centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

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

Crimson Consulting Limited, acquired UniTutor Limited

synopsis: Crimson Consulting completed the purchase of Dunedin-based Unitutor. UniTutor is a tutoring company designed specifically for University students. It is a platform for students to search, book and pay for tutorials for specific University papers.
buyer: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England. "
target: UniTutor Limited
UniTutor is a tutoring company designed specifically for University students. It is a platform for students to search, book and pay for tutorials for specific University papers. UniTutor doesn’t just offer tutors, it offers Quality tutors.
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closed 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited, acquired NumberWorks'nWords

synopsis: Crimson Consulting has acquired tutoring company NumberWorks'nWords, with 12,000 students across Australasia enrolled in the English and maths programmes. Celebrated for building essential foundation skills in literacy and numeracy, the takeover of NumberWorks'nWords will expand Crimson’s offering of personalised education to more young learners.
buyer: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting was born out of the lack of assistance for young students who aspire or have the potential to study at world-class overseas institutions like Cambridge, Oxford and the Ivy League. They are a full service education consultancy and tutoring facility. "
target: NumberWorks'nWords
NumberWorks'nWords was established in 1984 and is one of the world's longest-running tutoring providers. From New Zealand, the franchise operation has expanded to include Australia, the Philippines, England and Singapore. Their centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

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

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

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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$4.22
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Strada Education Network, acquired InsideTrack, Inc.

synopsis: Strada Education Network, an innovative new nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ college success and connecting them to rewarding careers, announced that InsideTrack®, the leading provider of student success coaching, will join its growing network of mission-driven companies.
buyer: Strada Education Network
Strada Education Network is a nonprofit organization that addresses and solves critical higher education and workforce challenges. They advance their guiding principle, Completion with a Purpose®, through a unique combination of strategic philanthropy, research and insights, & innovative solutions. "
target: InsideTrack, Inc.
InsideTrack works with colleges and universities to improve student and institutional success. Their one-on-one student coaching, process expertise, analytics and technology have been proven to increase graduation rates by an average of 15 percent and enhance the student experience.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

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

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
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$7.33
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Flashnotes, acquired Moolaguides

synopsis: Flashnotes.com, the student-to-student study materials marketplace, announced that it has acquired Moolaguides, an online study materials marketplace started by Florida State University senior Thomas Brady.
buyer: Flashnotes
Flashnotes is an online marketplace where students can sell their notes, study guides, flashcard decks, video tutorials, etc. Students can also purchase the content of their classmates. FlashNotes provides a variety of services, designed to improve the overall academic experience and performance. "
target: Moolaguides
Moolaguides.com provides an online market place for buying and selling study materials for upcoming quizzes, tests, and exams. They are a website created by students for students in attempt to make studying truly pay off.
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closed 7/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Flashnotes, acquired NoteUtopia

synopsis: Flashnotes has acquired NoteUtopia, a California-based online community for buying and selling class notes. Its website allows users to create a free account, from which they can upload/download class notes, study guides, and other course related documents.
buyer: Flashnotes
Flashnotes is an online marketplace where students can sell their notes, study guides, flashcard decks, video tutorials, etc. Students can also purchase the content of their classmates. FlashNotes provides a variety of services, designed to improve the overall academic experience and performance. "
target: NoteUtopia
NoteUtopia.com is dedicated to bringing together students to a marketplace where all students can benefit from the notes taken in class. Its website allows users to create a free account, from which they can upload/download class notes, study guides, and other course related documents.
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closed 8/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Student Of Fortune, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Student of Fortune, an online tutorial marketplace for those who need help or can help others with homework. Student of Fortune, based in Los Angeles and founded in 2005 by two college students, enables students to pose questions or post tutorials on a wide variety of subjects.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Student Of Fortune, Inc.
Student of Fortune is an online tutorial marketplace for those who need help or can help others with homework. Students can post a question that is then sent to a network of Student of Fortune experts, who in turn writes a tutorial that helps answer the question for a fee.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Zovio, acquired TutorMe.com

synopsis: Zovio, an education technology services company, has acquired TutorMe, a leading provider of instant online tutoring services. TurtorMe enables tutors to share their knowledge with students around the globe. TutorMe provides premium online tutoring to academic institutions of all types.
buyer: Zovio
Zovio is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver solutions that help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. Zovio leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. "
target: TutorMe.com
TutorMe is a provider of instant online tutoring services. TurtorMe enables tutors to share their knowledge with students around the globe. TutorMe provides premium online tutoring to academic institutions of all types. The platform features video chat, screen-sharing, virtual whiteboards, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.75
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, acquired Acadomia

synopsis: IK Investment Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Domia Group, owner of Acadomia. Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online) in France.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: Acadomia
French Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online). Acadomia has innovated to offer quality learning experiences to more than 1 million families across different geographies, backgrounds, and subjects.
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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. completed the acquisition of 100% stake in 100Yingcai.com. 100yingcai.com, based in Beijing, is the leader in the field of college entrance examination consulting services.
buyer: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300010:$182.53)
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. is a supplier of office information system services. Lanxum Technology’s solutions and services mainly include file management outsourcing services, audio and video solutions and services, as well as content management solutions. "
target: 100yingcai.com
100yingcai.com, based in Beijing, is the leader in the field of college entrance examination consulting services.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3562.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The company's mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. The Tutor.com community of more than 2,500 professional experts has delivered more than 8 million one-to-one tutoring and professional development sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 5/27/2008 via BNC Analysis

Domicours, acquired 2A MATH

synopsis: The French company Domicours, provider of tutoring at home, has announced the acquisition of 2A Math, a leading french courses individualized educational centres with 26 centres owned and 37 franchises.
buyer: Domicours
Domicours offers educational support at home. "
target: 2A MATH
2A MATH owns 26 centers and has 37 franchises which offer individual courses.
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closed 12/18/2007 via Company Press Release

Intel Capital, MMV Financial Inc., purchased a minority stake in Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: Tutor.com, a leader in live, on demand tutoring services, today announced new venture investments of $13.5 million to fund expansion of Tutor.com Direct, the company's on demand tutoring service for students and families.
buyer: Intel Capital
buyer: MMV Financial Inc.
MMV Financial provides creative debt financing solutions directly to early to mid-stage technology and life sciences companies with a focus on the Canadian and North American sectors. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million 1-to-1 tutoring sessions.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Graphite Capital, acquired Explore Learning Ltd

synopsis: Graphite Capital has backed a £30 million management buy-out at supplementary education provider Explore Learning. Explore provides tutoring for primary and secondary school children and now operates 62 centres nationally, with over 16,000 children currently enrolled as members.
buyer: Graphite Capital
Graphite Capital is a leading independent private equity investor focused on the UK mid-market. They have been raising and managing private equity funds since 1981. Graphite currently manages more than £1.2 billion of funds for institutional and private shareholders. "
target: Explore Learning Ltd
Explore Learning Ltd. offers mathematics and English tutorial services in the United Kingdom. It also provides services in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing; and courses for primary and secondary school and 11 plus children, and entrance exams.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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