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Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
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: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Math 42

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. announced that it has acquired German-based Cogeon GmbH, a provider of adaptive math technology and developer of the math app, Math 42. Math 42 offers hierarchical step-by-step exercises, concept walk-throughs, and personalized assessments, built upon an artificially intelligent learning engine.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. "
target: Math 42
Based in Germany, Math 42 is a math learning app offering hierarchical step-by-step exercises, concept walk-throughs, and personalized assessments, built upon an artificially intelligent learning engine. It was built by a family of exceptional mathematicians with deep technical expertise.
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closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kahoot!, acquired DragonBox

synopsis: Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform in Norway, has acquired DragonBox, a French-Norwegian company that focuses on Game-Based Learning. DragonBox makes educational games that brings mathematics to life. DragonBox helps children ages 4 to 12 learn math using games that replace tedious equations and math quizzes with cards and a magical box.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$12.29)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: DragonBox
DragonBox is a French-Norwegian company that focuses on Game-Based Learning. DragonBox makes educational games that brings mathematics to life. DragonBox helps children ages 4 to 12 learn math using simple games that replace tedious equations and math quizzes with cards and a magical box.
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Information & Learning, acquired ExploreLearning, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired ExploreLearning, producers of the world's largest online simulation library for math and science education. With an objective of helping learners make sense of complex scientific and mathematical principles, ExploreLearning offers modular, interactive math and science simulations (manipulatives) for te
buyer parent: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
buyer: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: ExploreLearning, Inc.
[JSF 1/10/02]: ExploreLearning is an online educational publisher working with educators and publishers to develop tools and content for web-based teaching and learning. Our mission is to deliver richly interactive learning experiences for middle school, high school, and introductory-level college
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closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

JumpStart, acquired Sokikom

synopsis: Sokikom, an online game-based math program, has been acquired by Jumpstart, a subsidiary of NetDragon WebSoft. Founded in 2008, Sokikom offers a suite of collaborative math games aimed for students in grades K-5.
buyer parent: NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
buyer: JumpStart
JumpStart Games is the leader in learning-based games for kids. Since 1991, JumpStart has set the standard in kids’ educational games by making learning epically fun. JumpStart produces creative, educational mobile and multiplayer online games under its flagship brands as well as with partners. "
target: Sokikom
Sokikom is the only collaborative math program where elementary students help each other learn through a team-based game. Sokikom offers students adaptive instruction through learning games that adjust activities to individual student needs, including help videos when students get stuck.
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closed 12/23/2013 via PR Newswire

Learning A-Z, acquired Headsprout

synopsis: Skyview Capital announced that it has completed the sale of Headsprout to Learning A-Z. Mimio acquired Headsprout in 2011, which has patented and award-winning adaptive software. Headsprout is a leader in the development and implementation of online instruction that adjusts automatically to each student's needs.
buyer parent: Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: Learning A-Z
Learning A-Z is a preK-6 educational resource company specializing in online delivery of leveled readers and supplementary curriculum. Serving a wide range of student needs, including ELL/ESL, intervention, special education, and daily instruction. "
target parent: Skyview Capital LLC
target: Headsprout
Headsprout is a leader in the development and implementation of online instruction that adjusts automatically to each student's needs. Its scientific, research-based, adaptive software is used in thousands of classrooms, learning labs and homes in the U.S. and all over the world.
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closed 3/9/2011 via PR Newswire

DYMO Mimio, acquired Headsprout

synopsis: DYMO™/Mimio® ITT, a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators, has announced the acquisition of Headsprout®, an innovative provider of adaptive instructional content that adjusts automatically to each student's pace for learning.
buyer parent: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
buyer: DYMO Mimio
DYMO / Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies is a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators. The company's products include Mimio interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders, document cameras, student response systems and engaging lesson plan content. "
target: Headsprout
Headsprout is a leader in the development and implementation of online instruction that adjusts automatically to each student's needs. Its scientific, research-based, adaptive software is used in thousands of classrooms, learning labs and homes in the U.S. and all over the world.
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closed 4/20/2010 via BusinessWire

Charter School Growth Fund, Reed Hastings, acquired DreamBox Learning

synopsis: DreamBox Learning announced that it has been acquired by a new partnership between Reed Hastings, a renowned education philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. and the Charter Fund, a non-profit venture capital firm.
buyer: Reed Hastings
buyer: Charter School Growth Fund
The Charter School Growth Fund is a social venture investment fund founded in 2005 to significantly increase the capacity of proven education entrepreneurs to serve more children. "
target: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox products target young students in kindergarten through third grade and are designed to reinforce and teach real math through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, will acquire 3P Learning Pty Ltd.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 10 million students worldwide, will acquire 3P Learning, a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TPN:$39.72)
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
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$39
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eduphoria!, acquired FigMath

synopsis: FigMath, a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs, was acquired by Eduphoria! Inc. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
buyer: Eduphoria!
Eduphoria! is a Texas-based company that loves making powerful and intuitive web-based software for K-12 educators so they can focus on spending more time with their students. Eduphoria’s suite of applications empowers educators through the integration of student assessment and professional growth. "
target parent: FastFig
target: FigMath
FigMath is a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs for companies and organization. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired Funtoot

synopsis: Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India, has acquired a 90.5% stake Funtoot, an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET. "
target: Funtoot
Funtoot is an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, diagnoses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
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closed 5/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Imagine Easy Solutions

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the Student Hub, announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of popular service EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first and is proud to help students and their families save millions of dollars each year. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. "
target: Imagine Easy Solutions
Imagine Easy Solutions was founded in 2001 to help students with their research and writing needs. It has become a company synonymous with addressing the challenges students face in building writing and critical thinking skills, whose tools are used by thousands of educators around the world.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Imagine Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population. Imagine joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target parent: Sorenson Capital
target: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions to elementary students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Imagine Learning creates educational software that uses engaging, one-on-one instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 5/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired WriteLab

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the leading student-first connected learning platform, has acquired WriteLab, an AI-enhanced writing platform that teaches students grammar, sentence structure, writing style, and offers instant feedback to help students revise, edit, and improve their written work.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. "
target: WriteLab
WriteLab is an online writing tool offering immediate, objective and constructive responses to help people learn to write better. With WriteLab, users can type, copy-and-paste, or upload drafts for the tool to analyze and provide specific feedback, suggest revisions and ask questions.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kahoot!, acquired Poio AS

synopsis: Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform in Norway, has acquired Poio, the #1 learn-to-read app in Scandinavia. Poio provides an interactive tool and gaming platform designed to give children the best possible start to their reading journey. Poio has helped more than 100,000 children aged 3-8 years learn how to read.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$12.29)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: Poio AS
Poio is the #1 learn-to-read app in Scandinavia. Poio provides an interactive tool and gaming platform designed to give children the best possible start to their reading journey. Poio has helped more than 100,000 children aged 3-8 years learn how to read.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Labinapp

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired LabInApp, a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly 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: Labinapp
LabInApp is a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
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closed 8/10/2015 via PR Web

Achieve3000, acquired Smarty Ants Inc.

synopsis: Achieve3000, a company that delivers differentiated literacy solutions proven to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing proficiency for students in grades 2-12, announced a new addition with the acquisition of the business of Smarty Ants, Inc., an educational technology company based in San Rafael, California.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers differentiated literacy solutions proven to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing proficiency for students in grades 2-12. "
target: Smarty Ants Inc.
Smarty Ants, an educational technology company based in San Rafael, Calif., is the developer of the Smarty Ants Reading Word Program, a next-generation educational tool that delivers customized, phonics-based reading instruction via an engaging, interactive gaming world.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
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: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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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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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
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: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired Mirasur International School

synopsis: Cognita, a global educational group, has acquired Mirasur International School (MIS), a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
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: Mirasur International School
Mirasur International School (MIS) is a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
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announced 8/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, will acquire Escola da Inteligência

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco Platform Limited will acquire Escola de Inteligência Cursos Educacionais, the leading solution in social-emotional learning (SEL) in Brazil. The acquisition will combine the leading company in cognitive solutions with the leader in social-emotional learning.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$143.99)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Escola da Inteligência
Brazil-based Escola da Inteligência provides an educational program focused on the development of social-emotional skills within the K-12 school environment. The main goals of the program are the self-management of emotions and developing skills to improve school performance and relationships.
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$88
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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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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Al-Khaleej Training & Education, will purchase Portfolio of Schools from Alkhabeer Capital

synopsis: Riyadh-based training and education provider, Alkhaleej Training and Education agreed to acquire a portfolio of education companies owned by private funds managed by Alkhabeer. The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
buyer: Al-Khaleej Training & Education (SASE:4290:$230.30)
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more. "
seller: Alkhabeer Capital
The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., acquired Escola Autonomia

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Autonomia, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$15.56)
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: Escola Autonomia
Escola Autonomia is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
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announced 6/24/2020 via Bloomberg

Maple Leaf Educational Systems, will acquire Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. has agreed to acquire Canadian International School, one of the largest international schools in Singapore. Canadian International School, founded in 1990, has about 3,000 students in Singapore, representing more than 70 nationalities across two campuses.
buyer: Maple Leaf Educational Systems (SEHK:1317:$228.99)
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 104 schools from preschool to high school in more than 20 cities throughout China, three in Canada, one in Australia, and one in Malaysia serving over 43,500 students. "
target: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.
The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore provides an international education for students aged 2 to 18. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CIS offers all three programmes: IB Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
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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.
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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.
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$18
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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:$15.56)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education Group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Brazilian International School
Brazilian International School (BIS) is a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
price ($mm)
$4.55*
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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
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$46
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3.2x
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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.
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