Like Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Aprendere Skolor AB, acquired Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB

synopsis: Aprendere Skolor AB has acquired Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB from Team Olivia. Magitaskolan, which operates resources and special assistance school activities in Stockholm and Kajan Friskola, with resources and special assistance school operations in Uppsala, have been part of Team Olivia since 2013.
buyer: Aprendere Skolor AB
Aprendere Skolor operates ten different units in elementary school, upper secondary school, special assistance upper secondary school and HVB homes. They currently have more than 700 students and about 150 employees. Most of their schools are located in Stockholm and surrounding areas. "
target parent: Team Olivia AB
target: Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB
Magitaskolan is an educational institution in Stockholm, Sweden for children between 6 and 13 years with neuropsychiatric disorders. Kajan Friskola teaches primary, basic special school, training school and secondary school for students with neuropsychiatric disorders in Uppsala, Sweden.
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announced 7/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Specialized Education Services Inc will be merged with Catapult Learning LLC,

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading technology-enabled K–12 services provider, and Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of alternative and special education services, announced a definitive agreement to merge.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

The Autism Education and Research Institute merged with AHEADD,

synopsis: The Autism Education and Research Institute, an organization committed to providing consultative services in the field of autism, announces their merging with Achieving in Higher Education with Autism / Developmental Disabilities in order to support consumers, families and schools, who are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
buyer: AHEADD
The Autism Education and Research Institute (AERI) is a Pennsylvania-based organization committed to providing consultative services that incorporate innovative, current research in the field of autism. "
target: The Autism Education and Research Institute
Achieving in Higher Education with Autism / Developmental Disabilities is a private, community organization that provides support for students in higher education with: Learning Disabilities, High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder.
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announced 1/19/2010 via Reuters

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, will acquire Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: British private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners said that it has reached an agreement to sell Acorn Care and Education Limited to Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Acorn provides facilities for children with special needs, and operates 10 schools across England.
buyer: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Teachers Private Capital seeks to generate the best possible investment returns at a moderate level of risk to pay teachers' pensions. They invest with a long-term focus because the pension plan will be paying benefits to today’s young teachers 70 years from now. "
target parent: Phoenix Equity Partners
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Established in 2005, Acorn Care and Education is fast becoming England's premier provider of education and care for the most vulnerable and hardest to place young people.
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closed 9/18/2009 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, Prairie Capital, L.P., Twin Bridge Capital Partners, acquired Specialized Education Services Inc

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners has announced the growth recapitalization of Specialized Education Services, Inc. SESI is a private provider of specialized education services for children facing learning, language, and social challenges. CGP led a consortium including Prairie Capital, Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 7/5/2006 via BNC Analysis

Three Delta LLP, acquired The Senad Group

synopsis: Three Delta purchased an education company called Senad, which specializes in teaching children with severe learning difficulties.
buyer: Three Delta LLP
Three Delta will focus on asset-backed business acquisitions and direct real estate opportunities primarily in the UK but also in Europe. "
target parent: Sovereign Capital Partners LLP
target: The Senad Group
The Senad Group was formed in 2003 to create a group of schools for children and young people with a range of special educational needs, and to develop care homes to support them into adulthood.
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$221
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closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
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closed 8/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Nytida AB, acquired Pusselbitens Skola

synopsis: Nytida, a part of Ambea group, has acquired Pusselbitens skola (school). The operation focuses on students with autism spectrum disorders and contains two schools and a short-term housing operation in Sweden. Pusselbitens skola has around 40 students, 15 care receivers in short-term housing operation and 80 employees.
buyer parent: Ambea
buyer: Nytida AB
Nytida provides life-spanning support services for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and psychosocial problems. Nytida provides residential care, day care activities and individual and family support services and schools at around 400 units across Sweden. "
target: Pusselbitens Skola
Pusselbitens skola is a school with combined activities for both primary and secondary school students with a focus on the Autism Spectrum. The operations include two schools in Dalby (Lund municipality) and Hög (Kävlinge municipality) in Sweden.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired Capital Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: Catapult Learning, the nation’s largest provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, announced it acquired Capital Education Group (CEG), a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. provides education solutions that generate demonstrable academic achievement and better life outcomes for students, regardless of the learning obstacles and other challenges they face. "
target: Capital Education Group, Inc.
Capital Education Group’s mission is to change lives through leadership in education. Capital Education creates national model programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other specialized learning needs.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PE Hub

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired Rebecca School and Aaron School

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Management, has acquired two special needs schools, Rebecca School and Aaron School. The seller was MetSchools, which is backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The Rebecca School serves 140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder.
buyer parent: Altamont Capital Partners
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Rebecca School and Aaron School
The Rebecca School is a private therapeutic day school serving ~140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder. The Aaron School is a private K-12 special education school serving 160+ students with learning disabilities.
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announced 7/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S., will acquire Kisimul Group Limited

synopsis: Investment firm Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to a deal to take over Lincolnshire-based Kisimul Group, a specialist education and care provider for people with autism. Kisimul runs four boarding schools for people with autism, complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
buyer: Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S.
Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris and London, they invest in infrastructure in Europe and target investments in the energy and environment, telecommunications, transportation and social sectors. "
target parent: Rothschild
target: Kisimul Group Limited
Kisimul Group is a long-established provider of quality education and care services to children and young adults with complex learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, autism and global developmental delay.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired The Center for Autism and Dyslexia

synopsis: Catapult Learning, Inc., a leading provider of small-group intervention, extended day and summer learning programs, has acquired the Center for Autism and Dyslexia (CFAD), a specialized school program with locations in Findlay and Lima, Ohio, serving approximately 140 students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, and other special needs.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. has dedicated the past four decades to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. "
target: The Center for Autism and Dyslexia
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, with locations in both Findlay and Lima Ohio, is a chartered school and therapeutic center providing Applied Behavior Analysis for preschool through high school aged students.
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closed 3/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Aspen Education Group, acquired Camp Huntington

synopsis: Aspen Education Group, the nation's leading provider of therapeutic and education programs for struggling and underachieving youth, has acquired Camp Huntington, a co-ed summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related special needs located in High Falls, New York.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Aspen Education Group
Aspen Education Group provides educational programs that promote academic and personal growth to youth and their families. Aspen currently operates 47 locations in nine states, including eleven residential schools and eight experiential education programs and special education schools. "
target: Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington serves youth with varying degrees of learning disabilities and developmental disorders. The therapeutic recreation program is set on a 34-acre rural site and provides a fun, safe summer experience for six to 21-year-olds.
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closed 10/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

CentralReach, purchased Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center

synopsis: CentralReach, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions, has acquired the curriculum and programming business of Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center. Precise Xceleration focuses on accelerating learning outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. They are revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions. "
seller: Precision Teaching Learning Center
The acquisition includes the curriculum and programming business of Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center. Precise Xceleration focuses on accelerating learning outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral from LLR Partners. LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral is the leading network of behavioral health providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN delivers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related interventions based on industry-leading quality standards.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Dungarvin Inc., acquired Embracing Autism

synopsis: Dungarvin Inc., an organization of companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs, announced the acquisition of Embracing Autism. Embracing Autism help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
buyer: Dungarvin Inc.
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 4,000 people who currently provide supports to over 4,000 individuals. "
target: Embracing Autism
Embracing Autism was founded in to help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They believe that training specific to autism is essential in creating a solid and long-lasting foundation for individuals with this developmental disability.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Shore Capital Partners, acquired Florida Autism Center

synopsis: Shore Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has completed the recapitalization of Florida Autism Center (“FAC”) and the formation of SCP Autism Services, LLC. Florida Autism Center provides center-based applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) treatment services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”).
buyer: Shore Capital Partners
Shore Capital Partners is a healthcare-focused lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in partnering with companies that have between $5M and $50M of revenue. Shore is focused on making control equity investments within the healthcare services, products and distribution markets. "
target: Florida Autism Center
The Florida Autism Center provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Pharos Capital Group, LLC, acquired Logan River Academy

synopsis: Pharos Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in Dallas and Nashville, has acquired Logan River Academy, an adolescent residential treatment center in Logan, Utah. Logan River helps male and female students ages 12-18 who have difficulties in the home, community and school.
buyer: Pharos Capital Group, LLC
Based in Dallas and Nashville, Pharos Capital Group is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Since inception, Pharos has invested in 51 companies and currently has over $750 million of private equity assets under management. "
target: Logan River Academy
Logan River Academy, LLC is an adolescent residential treatment center based in Logan, Utah. With a strong emphasis on both education and therapy, Logan River features a nurturing, therapeutic living environment, a fully-accredited high quality education program.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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announced 1/19/2010 via Reuters

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, will acquire Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: British private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners said that it has reached an agreement to sell Acorn Care and Education Limited to Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Acorn provides facilities for children with special needs, and operates 10 schools across England.
buyer: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Teachers Private Capital seeks to generate the best possible investment returns at a moderate level of risk to pay teachers' pensions. They invest with a long-term focus because the pension plan will be paying benefits to today’s young teachers 70 years from now. "
target parent: Phoenix Equity Partners
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Established in 2005, Acorn Care and Education is fast becoming England's premier provider of education and care for the most vulnerable and hardest to place young people.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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announced 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dalian Sunlight Machinery Co., will acquire My Gym China

synopsis: Dalian Sunlight Machinery, a company that develops, designs, manufactures and sells machine sets for plastic pipes, is to acquire My Gym China. Every day at over 500 My Gyms in more than 30 countries worldwide, children have loads of fun as they develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: Dalian Sunlight Machinery Co. (SZSE:002621:$31.27)
Dalian Sunlight Machinery Co., Ltd. (002621) develops, designs, manufactures and sells machine sets for plastic pipes. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Dalian, China. "
target: My Gym China
My Gym was created in 1983 by William Caplin and Yacov & Susi Sherman, who opened their first two My Gyms in Santa Monica and Van Nuys, California. Every day at over 500 My Gyms in more than 30 countries worldwide, children have loads of fun as they develop physically, cognitively and emotionally.
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announced 6/28/2016 via PR Newswire

ZEAVION Holding, will purchase Play & Music from The Gymboree Corporation

synopsis: The Gymboree Corporation announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell its early childhood development business, Gymboree Play & Music, to ZEAVION Holding, a privately-held company with a focus on the education and entertainment sectors.
buyer: ZEAVION Holding
ZEAVION Holding, founded by Jack Shi, is a Singapore-based company with a focus on business development and investment in the education and entertainment sectors. "
seller: The Gymboree Corporation
Gymboree Play & Music offers children ages newborn to 5 years the opportunity to explore, learn and play in an innovative parent-child program. The Gymboree Corporation is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children.
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closed 9/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

G8 Education Pty Ltd, acquired 7 Childcare and Education Centres

synopsis: Listed Queensland-based childcare and education centre operator G8 Education Limited (GEM) is pleased to announce it has contracted to acquire seven premium childcare and education centres in New South Wales, Australia
buyer parent: Early Learning Services Limited
buyer: G8 Education Pty Ltd (ASX:GEM:$433.11)
G8 Education aims to be Australia’s leading provider of high quality, developmental and educational child care services. It owns and manages over 126 Child care facilities. Each centre creates a fun, educational and exciting program to facilitate learning, both in a social and educational way. "
target: 7 Childcare and Education Centres
7 Childcare Centres in New South Wales comprise seven childcare centres offering day care services. The assets are located in New South Wales, Australia.
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closed 9/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Caroline Paternotte-Chilton, acquired Bambinos Day Nursery

synopsis: Bill and Alison Lane have sold Bambinos Day Nursery to Caroline Paternotte-Chilton who plans to rename the business; Little Nippers Child Care.
buyer: Caroline Paternotte-Chilton
Caroline Paternotte-Chilton acquired Bambinos Day Nursery in 2012 and renamed it Little Nippers Child Care. "
target: Bambinos Day Nursery
Bambinos Day Nursery Limited operates and provides quality child care and education for all children from 0-5 years as well as pre-school, after-school and holiday clubs for children of 5-11 years.
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closed 9/11/2012 via

G8 Education Pty Ltd, acquired 3 Premium Childcare and Education Centres

synopsis: Listed Queensland-based childcare and education centre operator G8 Education Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of three premium childcare and education centres in Victoria, Australia.
buyer parent: Early Learning Services Limited
buyer: G8 Education Pty Ltd (ASX:GEM:$433.11)
G8 Education aims to be Australia’s leading provider of high quality, developmental and educational child care services. It owns and manages over 126 Child care facilities. Each centre creates a fun, educational and exciting program to facilitate learning, both in a social and educational way. "
target: 3 Premium Childcare and Education Centres
The three premium childcare and education centres are located in Victoria, Australia.
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closed 9/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Guardian Childcare Alliance, acquired Jigsaw Corporate Childcare Australia

synopsis: Guardian Childcare Alliance has expanded by acquiring Jigsaw Corporate Childcare, Australia’s leading provider of corporate childcare solutions. The Jigsaw Corporate Childcare group owns and operates 10 high quality early learning centres for the staff of a number of blue chip corporate clients.
buyer parent: Wolseley Private Equity
buyer: Guardian Childcare Alliance
Guardian Childcare Alliance Pty Ltd. owns, operates, and licenses childcare centers in Australia. It also provides child care consulting and long day care centre management services to property developers, day care centre owners, prospective investors, and insolvency practitioners and financiers. "
target: Jigsaw Corporate Childcare Australia
Jigsaw Corporate Childcare Australia Pty Limited owns and operates learning centers for children. It offers nursery programs and integrated school readiness programs. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in North Sydney, Australia.
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announced 4/26/2012 via Reuters

G8 Education Pty Ltd, will acquire 6 Childcare And Education Centres in South Eastern Australia

synopsis: G8 Education Limited, Australia’s leading provider of high quality, developmental and educational child care services, announced the acquisition of six childcare and education centers in South Eastern Australia.
buyer parent: Payce Child Care Pty Limited
buyer: G8 Education Pty Ltd (ASX:GEM:$433.11)
G8 Education aims to be Australia’s leading provider of high quality, developmental and educational child care services. It owns and manages over 126 Child care facilities. Each centre creates a fun, educational and exciting program to facilitate learning, both in a social and educational way. "
target: 6 Childcare And Education Centres in South Eastern Australia
The six childcare and education centers are located in South Eastern Australia.
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closed 12/13/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edleun Group, Inc., acquired The Children's House Montessori Daycare Centers

synopsis: Edleun Group purchased The Children's House Montessori portfolio, which includes three daycare centres, for a total purchase price of $5.5 million Canadian.
buyer: Edleun Group, Inc. (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
Edleun is a leading provider of high-quality, educational childcare in Canada. The Company is committed to providing children, families and employers with access to, and choice of, quality early childhood education programs, helping Canadians balance their work and family lives. "
target: The Children's House Montessori Daycare Centers
The Children's House Montessori Daycare Centers are based in Windsor, Canada and operate as a children's daycare center.
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closed 12/13/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edleun Group, Inc., acquired Four Child Care Centers in Greater Toronto Area

synopsis: Edleun, a leading provider of high-quality, educational childcare in Canada, has purchased four schools in the Greater Toronto Area. Edleun is committed to providing children, families and employers with access to, and choice of, quality early childhood education programs.
buyer: Edleun Group, Inc. (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
Edleun is a leading provider of high-quality, educational childcare in Canada. The Company is committed to providing children, families and employers with access to, and choice of, quality early childhood education programs, helping Canadians balance their work and family lives. "
target: Four Child Care Centers in Greater Toronto Area
Four Child Care Centers is located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Our Place To Grow

synopsis: Audax completes add-on acquisitions for Phoenix Children's Academy with purchases of Our Place to Grow. Our Place to Grow, based in San Antonio, Texas, is a single-facility educational center serving 110 children.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy
Established in 1993, Phoenix Children's Academy emphasis has always been to provide children with an environment in which they are appreciated for their natural curiosity and love for learning. "
target: Our Place To Grow
Our Place To Grow is a Children's Center located in San Antonio, Texas. Materials and activities are selected which allow the child to control their own learning as much as possible while enhancing the development of each child as a thinking, creative individual.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Legacy Learning Center

synopsis: Audax completes add-on acquisitions for Phoenix Children's Academy with purchases of Legacy Learning Center. Legacy Learning Center, based in Houston, Texas, is a single-facility educational center serving 340 children.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy
Established in 1993, Phoenix Children's Academy emphasis has always been to provide children with an environment in which they are appreciated for their natural curiosity and love for learning. "
target: Legacy Learning Center
Legacy Learning Center is dedicated to the total development of children. Legacy Learning Center believes that on-site owners help establish the quality of school that children deserve.
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closed 5/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Rainbow Child Care Center, acquired Little Pros Academy Holdings, Inc

synopsis: Rainbow Early Education announced that Spire Capital Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in partnership with management. As part of the investment, Rainbow acquired Little Pro's Academy Holdings, Inc., bringing total schools under management at Rainbow to 30.
buyer: Rainbow Child Care Center
Rainbow Early Education is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Midwest, East and Southeast. "
target: Little Pros Academy Holdings, Inc
Little Pros Academy is a child care facility where families bring their children to engage in a loving, nurturing, educational, safe, and fun-filled environment.
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closed 5/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Rainbow Child Care Center, acquired Mayberry Learning Center

synopsis: Rainbow Early Education announced that Spire Capital Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in partnership with management. As part of the investment, Rainbow acquired Mayberry Learning Center, bringing total schools under management at Rainbow to 30.
buyer: Rainbow Child Care Center
Rainbow Early Education is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Midwest, East and Southeast. "
target: Mayberry Learning Center
Mayberry Learning Center provides care for children six weeks to twelve years of age. Mayberry operates seven centers in North Carolina.
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closed 2/12/2010 via BNC Analysis

Young Mens Christian Association, acquired Positive Beginnings Inc.

synopsis: The Young Men's Christian Association had acquired Positive Beginnings Inc., Daycare Center In The Old Victoria Courts.
buyer: Young Mens Christian Association
The Nation's 2,686 YMCAs respond to critical social needs by drawing on our collective strength as of one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the United States. Today's YMCAs serve thousands of U.S. communities. "
target: Positive Beginnings Inc.
Positive Beginnings, Inc is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 and served San Antonio for more than 30 years, focusing on early childhood development, primarily for lower income families in the inner city.
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closed 6/28/2007 via Company Press Release

Dawnay, Swordfish Investments LLP, acquired Asquith Nurseries Limited

synopsis: Lyceum Capital, the private equity firm that invests in mid market service businesses, announced the sale of Asquith Nurseries to Dawnay, Day Principal Investments and Swordfish Investments LLP for £95 million.
buyer: Swordfish Investments LLP
buyer: Dawnay
Dawnay, Day was established in 1928 and has been under its present ownership since the early 1980s. It is a privately owned group operating in select markets around the world specialising in three main activities: property investment and fund management, financial services and principal investments."
target parent: Lyceum Capital
target: Asquith Nurseries Limited
Asquith Nurseries Limited specialises in giving individual care and attention to children in an unrivalled environment. Asquith is intent on promoting independence through a nursery experience that will make a significant difference to your child's future development.
price ($mm)
$202
rev ($mm)
$81
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 1/1/2007 via

ABC Learning Centres Ltd, acquired La Petite Academy

synopsis: A.B.C. Learning Centres Limited has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based childcare services provider La Petite Academy from an affiliate of JP Morgan Partners, LLC, other investors and management for approximately US$330 million.
buyer: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
ABC is committed to providing high quality, affordable care and education for families. As part of this commitment, ABC has developed a Corporate Child Care model that supports companies and corporations in providing access to childcare places for their staff. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: La Petite Academy
One of the nation's largest privately held educational child care companies. La Petite operates 650 academies in 36 states and the District of Columbia and has the capacity to serve 97,500 children with an average centre size of 150 places.
price ($mm)
$330
rev ($mm)
$400
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0.8x
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closed 2/1/2007 via

ABC Learning Centres Ltd, purchased 49 childcare centres in New Zealand and six in Australia from Macquarie Capital Alliance Group

synopsis: A.B.C. Learning Centres Limited has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 49 childcare centres in New Zealand and six in Australia for A$65 million from Macquarie Leisure Services Pty Ltd. These centres will be integrated into ABC’s existing operations.
buyer: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
ABC is committed to providing high quality, affordable care and education for families. As part of this commitment, ABC has developed a Corporate Child Care model that supports companies and corporations in providing access to childcare places for their staff. "
seller: Macquarie Capital Alliance Group
Macquarie Capital Alliance Group is an Australian Stock Exchange listed investment fund which was established in March 2005 to raise A$1 billion to co-invest alongside the Macquarie Bank Group and its clients globally.
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$51
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closed 7/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, acquired College Nannies, Sitters, & Tutor

synopsis: College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors, a Minnesota child care franchisor was sold to a major industry player, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors has local professional teams across the country that have helped hundreds of busy parents with a sitter, nanny, or tutor.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,832.29)
Bright Horizons is the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education and work/life solutions with more than 700 child care and early education programs and schools for employers and working families across the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. "
target: College Nannies, Sitters, & Tutor
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Their local professional teams across the country have helped hundreds of busy parents with a sitter, nanny, or tutor.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
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0.0x
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closed 1/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Assadia, acquired E Comme Enfants

synopsis: Assadia, a company that specializes in home childcare, has acquired France-based E Comme Enfants. E Comme Enfants offers a range of childcare services for busy parents. They have a professional staff that can babysit, chaperone children during school outings, pick up children from school and keep watch over children during family emergencies.
buyer: Assadia
Assadia specializes in personal services, mainly in the field of home childcare. Assadia has developed a concept of intelligent childcare based on qualified speakers, educational content (smart kits including games, books, activity programs) and a network of local agencies. "
target: E Comme Enfants
Based in France, E Comme Enfants offers a range of childcare services for busy parents. They have a professional staff that can babysit if parents are unable to, chaperone children during school outings, pick up children from school and keep watch over children during family emergencies.
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closed 1/16/2008 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Tender Loving Childcare Limited

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd. completed the acquisition of TLC Nursery Group from Aberdeen Asset Managers Private Equity Ltd. on January 16, 2008.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target parent: Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
target: Tender Loving Childcare Limited
Tender Loving Childcare Limited provides on-site, full day care for the children. It offers activities to stimulate your child’s mind and teaches them to play & share with other children.
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