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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 1/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

UMeWorld Limited, will acquire Proud Kids

synopsis: Hong Kong education technology company UMeWorld Limited will acquire Proud Kids in an all-stock transaction. Based in Beijing, Proud Kids is a 1-on-4 online English language training startup catering to children aged 4-12 years old. Launched in March 2018, Proud Kids has delivered over 150,000 paid lessons using its 1-on-4 teaching model.
buyer: UMeWorld Limited (OTCPK:UMEW:$0.01)
UMeWorld is an educational technology company and a visionary player in the online educational landscape in China. UMFun, its K-12 flagship product, is a cloud-based assessment and learning analytics platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student's performance and needs. "
target: Proud Kids
Proud Kids is a leading online English education platform in China. The company connects native English-speaking tutors from the UK, North America, and South Africa and young learners between 4-12 years old, as well as partnering local English teachers with native English-speaking tutors.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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announced 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kyoshin Co., Ltd., will acquire English Language Company Australia Pty Ltd

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire English Language Company (ELC), an English language school in Sydney Australia. ELC's students learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: English Language Company Australia Pty Ltd
Founded in 2003, English Language Company (ELC) is a multi-award winning English language school in Sydney Australia. Students who study English at ELC learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available.
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closed 8/3/2018 via PR Newswire

OneSmart International Education Group Limited, acquired Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.

synopsis: OneSmart International Education Group Limited, one of the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China, announced that it has through its affiliates acquired 100% equity interest of Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd. ("Huaying"), one of the largest K-12 after-school education service provider based in Tianjin.
buyer: OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE:$375.79)
OneSmart International Education Group Limited is the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China in terms of revenue in 2016 and 2017. Their vision is to build the most trusted "Third Classroom" outside of home and school. "
target: Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Huaying is one of the largest and most reputable after-school education service providers in Tianjin with approximately 20 learning centers and annual student enrollment of more than 70,000.
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announced 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Scientific Learning Corporation, will acquire BrainMaps

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corp., a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Brain Maps Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire Shanghai-based BrainMaps, a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China.
buyer: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities. "
target: BrainMaps
BrainMaps is a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China. BrainMaps helps students ages 5-12 achieve fluency in English in as little as three years.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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announced 1/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd, will acquire Longwen Education

synopsis: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions, is acquiring Longwen Education, a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online.
buyer: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions. The company is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of LED displays. They are based in China. "
target: Longwen Education
Longwen Education Group is a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online. They are based in Beijing, China.
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closed 4/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC

synopsis: Alphabest Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning Company, has acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC. Alphabest designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs for students. Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.
buyer parent: Kaplan Early Learning Company
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
Alphabest Education, Inc. offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. "
target: Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC
Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of After-School Enrichment Programs to Elementary and Middle Schools in New Jersey. Enrich and Grow Academy also provides the largest number of different After-School Enrichment subjects.
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Graduation Alliance, acquired Advance Path Academics

synopsis: Graduation Alliance announced an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics. Graduation Alliance has provided online education, intensive support services and workforce preparation options to school districts, states, community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country.
buyer: Graduation Alliance
Graduation Alliance has given schools and communities across the nation the resources and support needed to help individuals reach their educational and career goals. Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and workforce training programs. "
target: Advance Path Academics
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. is a provider of alternative education solution. They create innovative partnerships with districts and high schools to recover, educate, and graduate out-of-school youth and students at risk of not earning their high school diplomas.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
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closed 12/21/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Pearson plc, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Global Education & Technology Group, a provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments, has merged with international education and media company Pearson plc.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments.
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$286 [$149]
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$65
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$8
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
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$1.15
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$1
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announced 9/10/2015 via Market Wire

EnglishCentral, Inc., will acquire Langrich

synopsis: EnglishCentral, the leading provider ofonline English conversation solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
buyer: EnglishCentral, Inc.
EnglishCentral is the “Youtube of English Language Learning.” Using authentic video content, they create a fun and effective way to learn to speak English using proprietary vocabulary and speech assessment technology. They are backed by Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, and SK Telecom. "
target: Langrich
Langrich is a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
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announced 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, will acquire Right At School

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children.
buyer: Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. "
target: Right At School
Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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announced 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kyoshin Co., Ltd., will acquire Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire Dynamic Business College (DBC), a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1991, Dynamic Business College (DBC) is a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese. DBC also offers exam prep courses for students that are at or above the intermediate level.
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$9.25
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: On May 31, 2017, funds served by Advantage Partners acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd., an educational services provider. Yaruki Switch Group operates several private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation within themselves to pursue their own path.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Yaruki Switch Group operates private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation to pursue their own path. The group’s formats include tutoring schools, childcare centers that teach English, elementary school entrance exams prep, sports classrooms, and more.
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closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 8/3/2018 via PR Newswire

OneSmart International Education Group Limited, acquired Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.

synopsis: OneSmart International Education Group Limited, one of the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China, announced that it has through its affiliates acquired 100% equity interest of Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd. ("Huaying"), one of the largest K-12 after-school education service provider based in Tianjin.
buyer: OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE:$375.79)
OneSmart International Education Group Limited is the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China in terms of revenue in 2016 and 2017. Their vision is to build the most trusted "Third Classroom" outside of home and school. "
target: Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Huaying is one of the largest and most reputable after-school education service providers in Tianjin with approximately 20 learning centers and annual student enrollment of more than 70,000.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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announced 1/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd, will acquire Longwen Education

synopsis: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions, is acquiring Longwen Education, a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online.
buyer: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions. The company is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of LED displays. They are based in China. "
target: Longwen Education
Longwen Education Group is a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online. They are based in Beijing, China.
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closed 4/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC

synopsis: Alphabest Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning Company, has acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC. Alphabest designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs for students. Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.
buyer parent: Kaplan Early Learning Company
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
Alphabest Education, Inc. offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. "
target: Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC
Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of After-School Enrichment Programs to Elementary and Middle Schools in New Jersey. Enrich and Grow Academy also provides the largest number of different After-School Enrichment subjects.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Graduation Alliance, acquired Advance Path Academics

synopsis: Graduation Alliance announced an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics. Graduation Alliance has provided online education, intensive support services and workforce preparation options to school districts, states, community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country.
buyer: Graduation Alliance
Graduation Alliance has given schools and communities across the nation the resources and support needed to help individuals reach their educational and career goals. Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and workforce training programs. "
target: Advance Path Academics
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. is a provider of alternative education solution. They create innovative partnerships with districts and high schools to recover, educate, and graduate out-of-school youth and students at risk of not earning their high school diplomas.
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announced 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, will acquire Right At School

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children.
buyer: Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. "
target: Right At School
Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired The Village Academy, Inc.

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., completed the acquisition of The Village Academy, an early education services business with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: The Village Academy, Inc.
Founded in 1981, The Village Academy is an early education service provider with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida. The Village Academy offers a variety of services including preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired EDTRAININGCENTER

synopsis: Frontline Technologies has acquired EDTRAININGCENTER. The company is an online training provider for the K-12 education community. EDTRAININGCENTER is a cloud-based professional development resource.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: EDTRAININGCENTER
EDTRAININGCENTER is the nation’s leading provider of online training and professional development to the K12 industry. Their trainings and educational resources provide educators and other school based employees the skills they need to help students and schools succeed.
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired Kissankulman muksut Oy

synopsis: Korona Invest acquired 75% of Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy), a day care and after school facility.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is entrepreneurial based private equity fund management company. The company currently manages two funds, which are Health Fund Ltd and Service Fund I. Capital under management amount to EUR 73 million. "
target: Kissankulman muksut Oy
Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy) is a day care center that provides after-school facilities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy (FCA) from private owners. FCA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.
Fredericksburg Children's Academy, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
price ($mm)
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