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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Scriptis, acquired MTM LinguaSoft

synopsis: Scriptis, a Canadian ISO 17100-certified leader in business translation and localization solutions, has acquired MTM LinguaSoft, a US-based language services company known since 2003 for blending linguistic, cultural and technological expertise.
buyer: Scriptis
Scriptis has been providing language services since 2008 with precision and responsiveness. Based near Montreal, the team of more than thirty includes translators, writers, localization engineers, and project managers. "
target: MTM LinguaSoft
MTM LinguaSoft is a US-based language services company known since 2003 for blending linguistic, cultural and technological expertise. The company has developed strong expertise in localization for all print and digital multimedia.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Ai Media, acquired Alternative Communication Services

synopsis: Ai-Media, a global provider of technology-enabled live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation services, has acquired Alternative Communications Services (ACS) to accelerate its growth in the North American market. ACS is one of the leading providers of voice-to-text captioning and sign language services in North America.
buyer: Ai Media
Australia-based Ai-Media is a global leader in the provision of high-quality live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation services. Its unique technology platform combines artificial intelligence and human expertise to deliver market-leading speech-to-text accuracy. "
target: Alternative Communication Services
Alternative Communication Services (ACS) provides captioning, voice-to-text, post production, and interpreting services. ACS provides CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation), remote CART, captioning, and Text Interpreting for businesses and educational institutions in English and Spanish.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., will acquire Simul International, Inc.

synopsis: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. is to acquire Simul International, Inc. from Benesse Holdings, Inc. Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
buyer: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. (TSE:7921:$171.46)
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., formerly TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD., is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the production of disclosure related documents. "
target parent: Benesse Holdings, Inc.
target: Simul International, Inc.
Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
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$47
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closed 2/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Straker Translations, acquired NZTC International

synopsis: Auckland-based Straker Translations Limited, a world-leading translation platform, has acquired The New Zealand Translation Centre Limited (NZTC International), a privately owned translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. The acquisition of NZTC extends Straker's presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: Straker Translations (ASX:STG:$15.93)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: NZTC International
NZTC International is a New Zealand based translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. NZTC provides services for translation, voice over, subtitling, interpreting, content translation for multilingual websites, software and game localisation, and more
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$0.59
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$3
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Transfluent, acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

synopsis: Transfluent Oy, which develops and offers digital translation services, has acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy. Navitep Oy is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and a wide range of translation services.
buyer: Transfluent
Transfluent Oy, established in 2007, develops and provides digital translation services. Transfluent specialises in a translation experience that is as automated and easy to use as possible. High-quality translations are produced by professional translators via digital services. "
target: Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy
Navitep Oy, established in 2012, is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and combining a wide range of translation services and innovative technologies.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PE Hub

Riverside Partners, LLC., acquired 3Play Media

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, has completed a majority investment in 3Play Media Inc., a company that provides video captioning, transcription, subtitling, and audio description services to more than 2,500 customers across industries.
buyer: Riverside Partners, LLC.
Riverside Partners is a middle market private equity firm currently investing Riverside Fund V, L.P. The fund focuses on growth-oriented companies primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. Riverside Partners brings domain expertise and operating experience to its portfolio companies. "
target: 3Play Media
3Play Media provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description to more than 2,500 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play Media simplifies the process of making videos accessible.
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

t’works Group, acquired text&form GmbH

synopsis: The t’works Group has acquired text&form GmbH, a leading provider of translation, localization and SAP language consultancy services based in Berlin, Germany. While text&form will become part of the t’works family it will continue to operate independently under current management and maintain its brand.
buyer: t’works Group
German t’works specializes in patent, legal, and financial translation, as well as translation services in the fields of life sciences, software and IT. t’works offers its customers comprehensive, quality-driven translation services, enabling them to speak the languages of their markets. "
target: text&form GmbH
text&form is a leading ISO 17100 certified translation service provider with offices in Berlin and Toronto. Areas of expertise include SAP translation and language consultancy, software and multimedia localization and the translation of highly complex technical documentation.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alexei Vitchenko, acquired Translate.com

synopsis: Ukrainian investor Alexei Vitchenko bought the service translate.com. Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Alexei Vitchenko
Alexei Vitchenko is a Ukrainian investor. Alexei Vitchenko invests in the translation industry due to its recent growth. "
target: Translate.com
Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers a web-based human translation subscription platform in combination with artificial intelligence technologies.
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Gengo

synopsis: Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, they have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages. "
target: Gengo
Gengo is a global people-powered technology platform providing translation and AI training-data services to global businesses. Founded in 2008, Gengo has translated more than one billion words for 65,000+ customers. They are headquartered in Japan with an office in San Mateo, CA.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Xplanation Language Services NV

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Xplanation, a global provider of translation solutions. Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
buyer parent: Catacap
buyer: LanguageWire A/S
LanguageWire is a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to collaborate with experts in the language and translation industry. Their platform provides access to a global network of over 5,000 language experts, including translators, copywriters and more. "
target: Xplanation Language Services NV
Xplanation is a global provider of translation solutions. Supported by a worldwide network of translation partners, Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired Telelingua

synopsis: The Technicis group, European leader in the technical translation sector, continues its external growth strategy with the announcement of the purchase of Telelingua. Telelingua is one of the world's top 25 largest translation companies.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target: Telelingua
Telelingua is one of the world's top 25 largest translation companies. Originally established in Brussels, the company boasts more than 30 years' international experience and offers a broad range of expertise in areas such as life sciences, IT, finance, law and both energy and the environment.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

The Hut Group Ltd., acquired Language Connect

synopsis: The Hut Group (THG), one of the largest online Beauty & Wellbeing businesses, has acquired Language Connect, a leading language translation and localisation services company. Language Connect has a diverse blue-chip customer base and an international footprint, with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai, Munich, and Melbourne.
buyer: The Hut Group Ltd.
Based in the UK, The Hut Group (THG) is an international technology company, focused on beauty and wellbeing retail. THG sells consumer goods directly to consumers through its proprietary technology and operating platform. "
target: Language Connect
Headquartered in the UK, Language Connect has grown rapidly to become a leading international language services provider. The business has a diverse blue-chip customer base of over 900 organisations globally.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Reuters

Honyaku Center Inc., will acquire Media Research, Inc.

synopsis: Honyaku Center, the largest translation company in Asia, will acquire Media Research, Inc. from FueTrek, a provider of mobile phone solutions. Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. The company translates and localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, legal and more.
buyer: Honyaku Center Inc. (JASDAQ:2483:$88.34)
Honyaku Center is the largest translation company in Asia. The company provides translation and localization services tailored to the Japanese and Asian markets. Honyaku Center has provided translation and localization services for the IT, industrial, medical, financial, and legal industries. "
target parent: Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
target: Media Research, Inc.
Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. Media Research translates/localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, international cooperation, IT and telecommunications, economics and finance, business documents, legal and more.
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$4.85
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Semantix AB, acquired TextMinded A/S

synopsis: The Nordics’ largest language company, Semantix, has acquired the leading Danish translation agency, TextMinded. TextMinded is Denmark's largest translation company measured in domestic turnover. TextMinded has nearly 30 years of experience in translation and has spearheaded innovation and language technology in the translation industry.
buyer parent: Segulah
buyer: Semantix AB
Semantix is the largest Nordic supplier of translation & interpretation services, and call upon almost 50 years of experience in the language industry. Its client base includes many within the public sector, as well as both large and small enterprises within a variety of private business verticals. "
target: TextMinded A/S
TextMinded is one of Denmark’s largest translation agencies. With almost 30 years in the business, TextMinded combines many years of experience with an ability to operate as a pathfinder in the field of technological developments in the industry.
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announced 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc. will be merged with Amplexor NV,

synopsis: Sajan Inc. and AMPLEXOR International SA, announced that a definitive merger agreement has been signed, whereby Sajan will be acquired by AMPLEXOR International. Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market.
buyer parent: Euroscript International SA
buyer: Amplexor NV
AMPLEXOR International is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR helps customers across key industries achieve process efficiency, increase revenue generation, reduce time-to-market and ensure quality and compliance. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse.
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$28 [$25]
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$29
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$0
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closed 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Apostroph Group merged with Wieners+Wieners GmbH,

synopsis: Apostroph AG, one of the leading language service providers for corporate clients in Switzerland, unites its forces with the premium provider for language services in Germany, WIENERS + WIENERS from Hamburg. The merger of both companies creates one of the leading premium providers of language services in the German-speaking countries.
buyer parent: ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH
buyer: Wieners+Wieners GmbH
Wieners+Wieners translates and proofreads texts whose authors cannot afford mistakes: catalogues, annual reports, mailings, fund prospectuses, slogans, sales folders, posters, websites and many others. "
target: Apostroph Group
The Apostroph Group is a leading language services provider for the corporate market in Switzerland. Established in 1994, the company has grown steadily and now has a presence at four locations across Switzerland.
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closed 3/15/2017 via Market Wire

United Language Group, acquired Lucy Software and Services GmbH

synopsis: United Language Group (ULG) announced the acquisition of Lucy Software, a German-based provider of SAP localization services and Machine Translation (MT) technology. Lucy was founded in 2006 and has built a formidable, specialized language services technology offering for global companies facing multilingual challenges.
buyer: United Language Group
United Language Group (ULG) is one of the largest translation and localization providers in the world. ULG applies innovative technology and language expertise to drive translation and localization quality for clients in industries like life sciences, legal, IT, finance, and manufacturing. "
target: Lucy Software and Services GmbH
Lucy Software provides language services to global companies facing multilingual challenges. With its unique combination of technical & linguistic expertise, Lucy Software bridges the divide between language and technology, providing consulting, software solutions & end-to-end translation services.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 7/3/2013 via PR Web

Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College,

synopsis: Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College, adding two locations, and clinical and certificate programs to the range of bachelor's and associate's degree programs offered by Berkeley College at seven other locations in New York and New Jersey and through Berkeley College Online.
buyer: Berkeley College
Established in 1931, Berkeley College is a coeducational college specializing in business. With six locations in New York and New Jersey, USA, and students from 29 states and 88 foreign countries, Berkeley is widely recognized for its academic excellence. "
target: Dover Business College
Dover Business College is a nationally-accredited private college with a 50-year history of teaching excellence and successfully preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, and information technology.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Roosevelt University, acquired Robert Morris University Illinois

synopsis: Roosevelt University, an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university, has acquired Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU), a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU provides education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
buyer: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt University offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can develop their unique abilities and interests. "
target: Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) is a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

ADvTECH Group, acquired Monash South Africa

synopsis: ADvTECH, Africa's largest private education group, has acquired Monash South Africa (MSA) from Monash University and Laureate Education. MSA is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group is a leader in quality education, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reported its performance in a segmental structure that reflects the performance of Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division. "
target parent: Monash University
target: Monash South Africa
Monash South Africa (MSA) is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
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announced 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AC Education, will acquire The National Teachers College

synopsis: AC Education, the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines, will acquire a 96% stake in the National Teachers College (NTC), a premier education institution in the Philippines. NTC has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
buyer parent: Ayala Corporation
buyer: AC Education
AC Education, Inc. is the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines. AC Education Inc. includes its subsidiaries University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest universities in Bicol, and APEC Schools, the largest stand-alone chain of private high schools in the country."
target: The National Teachers College
The National Teachers College (NTC) is a premier education institution in the Philippines. It has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

National Louis University, will acquire Kendall College

synopsis: National Louis University, a nonprofit, non-denominational University, will acquire Kendall College from Laureate Education, a network of higher education institutions. Kendall College is an institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education.
buyer: National Louis University
National Louis University (NLU) is a nonprofit, non-denominational University that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with career and professional development. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Kendall College
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education. The curriculum at Kendall College effectively prepares students to become leaders in their professions.
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announced 1/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

KMR Holding Pédagogique, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca

synopsis: KMR Holding Pédagogique, the leading higher education platform in Africa, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) from Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions. UIC is a comprehensive private university in Casablanca that offers programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
buyer parent: Development Partners International
buyer: KMR Holding Pédagogique
KMR Holding Pédagogique is the leading state-recognized multi-disciplinary private higher education platform in Francophone Africa. The group delivers affordable quality higher education to African students through a network of 240+ schools across the world. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Université Internationale de Casablanca
Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) is the first and only comprehensive private university in Casablanca recognized by the State. UIC’s program offerings include undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
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announced 10/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, Curro Holdings Limited, will acquire Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Curro Holdings, through its subsidiary Stadio Holdings, and Brimstone Investment Corporation have agreed to acquire 100% of Milpark Education. Curro will acquire a 70% stake in Milpark, and Brimstone will acquire a 30% stake. Milpark was established in 1997 as one of the first private providers of higher education in South Africa.
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$184.43)
buyer: Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited (JSE:COH:$209.63)
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 parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. Milpark's MBA has been rated in the Top 10 of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udenna Corporation, acquired Enderun Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Udenna Corporation, the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy, fully acquired Enderun Colleges, a private education institution in the Philippines. Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
buyer: Udenna Corporation
Founded in 2002 and based in Davao City, Philippines, Udenna Corporation is the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy. Udenna has diverse business interests in oil and gas, shipping and logistics, and real estate. "
target: Enderun Colleges, Inc.
Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college in the Philippines that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
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announced 6/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, will acquire Southern Business School

synopsis: Private school operator Curro Holdings entered into an agreement to acquire 74 percent shares of Southern Business School through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stadio Holdings. Southern Business School is a South African registered higher education institution, with SBS Namibia being recognised by the Namibian Qualification Authority.
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: Southern Business School
Southern Business School (SBS) is a South African registered higher education institution, with SBS Namibia being recognised by the Namibian Qualification Authority. SBS has 11 accredited distance learning programmes, ranging from higher certificates to masters' degrees, with three academic schools.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Planeta Learning Division, acquired EDC Paris Business School

synopsis: The Training and Universities Division of Grupo Planeta has acquired EDC Paris Business School, one of the best business schools in France. Since 2005, this French school has developed a training offer that allows students to obtain the Grade Master diploma, with national and international recognition.
buyer parent: Grupo Planeta
buyer: Grupo Planeta Learning Division
Grupo Planeta's Learning Division has a wide range of specialist educational and training courses from language learning to university studies and MBAs. The range of courses is strongly oriented toward the requirements of the labour market. "
target: EDC Paris Business School
EDC Paris Business School was founded in 1950, and today it is one of the best business schools in France. Since 2005, this French school has developed a training offer that allows students to obtain the Grade Master diploma, with national and international recognition.
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closed 11/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, acquired IBAT College Dublin

synopsis: Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has acquired IBAT College Dublin, Ireland's industry-focussed third level institution. IBAT provides a high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education within a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including Business, Accounting, ICT and Management.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and post-graduate programs to 50,000 students each year from around 150 countries. "
target: IBAT College Dublin
Established in 2004 in Swords, Co. Dublin, IBAT College is Designed to reflect the needs of Irish and international students – the college embraces fresh thinking, industry-relevant courses and flexible study options at affordable prices.
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closed 5/20/2014 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. closed on the acquisition of an 81% consolidated interest in Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd., one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global was formed to make investments primarily in the international education services sector. Apollo Global provides business and technology management, consulting and training and operational services in the fields of higher education and education administration to its network of schools."
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. It is one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers
price ($mm)
$25*
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closed 6/2/2014 via Capital IQ

Anima Educacao, acquired São Judas

synopsis: GAEC Educação SA, the Brazilian education group known as Anima, has acquired rival university São Judas Tadeo. Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$232.75)
Anima is an education group, comprised of three university centers: UNA and Instituto Mineiro de Educacao e Cultura Uni-BH in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state), and Instituto de Educacao e Cultura Unimonte in Santos (Sao Paulo state), two colleges and one business institute. "
target: São Judas
Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo. Established in 1971 as a college offering two undergraduate courses (Business Administration and Accounting), it only officially became a university in 1989.
price ($mm)
$116
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
2.6x
closed 7/3/2013 via PR Web

Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College,

synopsis: Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College, adding two locations, and clinical and certificate programs to the range of bachelor's and associate's degree programs offered by Berkeley College at seven other locations in New York and New Jersey and through Berkeley College Online.
buyer: Berkeley College
Established in 1931, Berkeley College is a coeducational college specializing in business. With six locations in New York and New Jersey, USA, and students from 29 states and 88 foreign countries, Berkeley is widely recognized for its academic excellence. "
target: Dover Business College
Dover Business College is a nationally-accredited private college with a 50-year history of teaching excellence and successfully preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, and information technology.
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closed 10/1/2009 via BNC Analysis

Navis Capital Partners, acquired ITM Group of Institutions

synopsis: Malaysia-based PE firm Navis Capital has acquired a 55% stake in the ITM Group of Institutions, involved in tertiary and executive education services, for $23.5 million. The ITM Group of Institutions is a collection of private business schools in India.
buyer: Navis Capital Partners
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in growth-oriented buyouts in South and Southeast Asia. The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to a limited number of well-positioned companies. "
target: ITM Group of Institutions
The ITM Group of Institutions is a collection of private business schools in India. It has component schools such as the Asia Graduate School of Business, which have international affiliations with colleges such as The Ohio State University in the US and Tianjin Polytechnic University in China.
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$24*
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closed 2/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Parthenon Capital, acquired Bryant and Stratton College

synopsis: Parthenon Capital, a private equity firm with offices in Boston and San Francisco, completed an investment in Bryant & Stratton College, Inc., a leading provider of post-secondary career education.
buyer: Parthenon Capital
Parthenon Capital is a private equity investment firm with over $1.5 billion of capital under management. Parthenon Capital has offices in Boston and San Francisco with 40 professionals working for the firm nationwide. "
target: Bryant and Stratton College
Bryant & Stratton College, a Degree Granting Proprietary Business Schools has been helping students develop meaningful career skills in a concise, contemporary and effective manner – providing graduates with the marketable job skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Dublin Business School, acquired Portobello College

synopsis: Portobello College, one of the leading independent third level institutions in Ireland, has been acquired by Dublin Business School, part of international education provider Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. The deal creates Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with a student population of more than 8,500.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Dublin Business School
Dublin Business School provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and professional programmes. The School was established to provide evening programmes for students preparing for the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. "
target: Portobello College
Since its foundation in 1989, Portobello College has developed and expanded to become one of Ireland’s premier third level independent colleges. In the area of business education the College offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
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closed 3/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Dublin Business School, acquired European Business School (EBS) Dublin

synopsis: Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland's largest private undergraduate institution and a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., has acquired the European Business School (EBS) Dublin, a private third-level institution specializing in the provision of international business programs.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Dublin Business School
Dublin Business School provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and professional programmes. The School was established to provide evening programmes for students preparing for the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. "
target: European Business School (EBS) Dublin
EBS Dublin, founded in 1993, is a member of the EBSI Group, a collective of eight independent business schools located throughout Europe. The school offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for study abroad students.
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closed 12/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Inc., acquired Dublin Business School

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading provider of educational services worldwide announced that it has acquired Ireland's largest private undergraduate institution, Dublin Business School, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Dublin Business School
Dublin Business School provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and professional programmes. The School was established to provide evening programmes for students preparing for the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Planeta, The De Agostini Group, acquired Rome Business School SRL

synopsis: Grupo Planeta, through its division Planeta Formación y Universidades has acquired the Italian business school Rome Business School, with the participation of De Agostini. Rome Business School offers Master and MBA programs in face-to-face and online mode and Executive Education training programs.
buyer: The De Agostini Group
buyer: Grupo Planeta
Grupo Planeta is Spain’s leading family-owned publishing and media group and it boasts an extensive product offering at the service of culture, learning, news and audiovisual entertainment. De Agostini is a holding company involved in the broadcasting, publishing and alternative investment sectors. "
target: Rome Business School SRL
Rome Business School is a Business School with an international orientation; its mission is to train leaders able to manage business activities on a worldwide scale. Rome Business School offers Master and MBA programs in face-to-face and online mode and Executive Education training programs.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Klette Gruppe, acquired Cologne Business School

synopsis: The Klette Gruppe acquires Cologne Business School (CBS) located in Cologne and Mainz, Germany. Cologne Business School (CBS) is an internationally orientated, state-recognised university of applied sciences and counts as one of Germany's top Business Schools.
buyer: Klette Gruppe
The Klett Group is a leading educational company in Europe with its 56 companies at 34 sites in 14 countries. The Group's portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. "
target: Cologne Business School
Cologne Business School (CBS) is an internationally orientated, state-recognised university of applied sciences and counts as one of Germany's top Business Schools.
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