Like The Marco Group

closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA, will acquire Profi-Lingua

synopsis: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA (WSiP) signed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of one of the largest networks of language schools in Poland - Profi-Lingua. Profi-Lingua runs courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education. "
target: Profi-Lingua
Profi-Lingua is one of the largest centers of foreign language teaching in Poland. They run classes in branches located in 16 major cities in Poland. They teach English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Reuters

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired university programme provider Study Group from Australia's CHAMP Private Equity.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence manage funds with over $22 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Champ Private Equity
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

Champs Private Equity, acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Daily Mail & General Trust has agreed to sell its English language and academic courses business, Study Group International, for about 72 million pounds. The firm is selling the unit to funds advised by Australia's Champ Private Equity and Petersen Investments.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Champs Private Equity
Champ Private Equity is a joint venture between Castle Harlan Inc. and Australian Mezzanine Investments Pty Ltd. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Akademie Zeitgeist, acquired International House Freiburg

synopsis: Sprachschule zum Ehrstein(International House Freiburg) has been acquired by Akademie Zeitgeist, a newly established German language course provider. International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals.
buyer: Akademie Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist is a program based out of Germany that offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodations. They offer authentic opportunities to live in either student residences or in homestays, in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg. "
target parent: International House World Organisation
target: International House Freiburg
International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals. Located in Freiburg, Germany, the company organizes events and creates accommodations for students wishing to progress their German language education.
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

China First Capital Group Limited, will acquire SJW International Co., Limited

synopsis: China First Capital Group Limited (“CFCG”) announced that it plans to acquire 54% of the total issued shares of SJW International Co., Limited (“SJW International”). SJW International primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
buyer: China First Capital Group Limited (SEHK:1269:$219.43)
China First Capital Group (CFCG) focuses on investment across the education industry with licenses in financial services. CFCG is actively exploring education projects and making direct investments. They also have subsidiaries which deal in securities, asset management, & corporate finance advising."
target: SJW International Co., Limited
SJW International Co., Limited was incorporated in Korea and was the first company to offer online video English training for adults in Korea. It primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
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closed 8/17/2016 via Company Press Release

AAC Global Oy, acquired TekMil Oy

synopsis: AAC Holding, which is owned by Korona Invest’s Palvelurahasto (Service Fund) and key personnel from AAC Global, has purchased the language, communication, and training service provider TekMiL. The AAC Holding group will now include AAC Global Oy, TekMiL Oy, and AAC Global AB in Sweden.
buyer parent: Korona Invest
buyer: 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."
target: TekMil Oy
TekMiL is a language based business & culture training company founded in 2005 by Sari and Zoran Kanti-Paul in the Pirkanmaa region of Finland. They see themelves as a growth company with a solid foundation, an ideal partner for the future.
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closed 2/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Berlitz Languages, Inc., acquired Second Language Testing Inc.

synopsis: Berlitz International, Inc.,the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world, has purchased Second Language Testing Inc., a premier company solely focused on language test development and test translation.
buyer parent: Benesse Corporation
buyer: Berlitz Languages, Inc. (:$0.00)
Berlitz International, Inc. is the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world. Berlitz has been providing language services for more than 120 years, with millions of alumni . "
target: Second Language Testing Inc.
Second Language Testing Inc. ("SLTI") has filled a void in language test development for the federal government and state government agencies, for use in security, intelligence and defense work, and in the educational sector. SLTI develops language tests and language proficiency assessments.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
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: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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announced 7/21/2015 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading technology-enabled K–12 services provider, and Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of alternative and special education services, announced a definitive agreement to merge.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 3/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P., has completed the strategic acquisition of Camelot System of Care. Camelot, which serves at-risk youth, has developed unique residential programs that focus on children with autism and autism-related disorders.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services (“Sequel”) was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot has built a reputation for making a positive difference in the lives of children. Camelot’s outcome-oriented Residential Treatment Center’s, Therapeutic Day Schools, and Alternative Education programs reach children across multiple states.
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closed 1/20/2011 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: The Riverside Company added to its extensive education and training resume with the acquisition of Camelot Education from Charterhouse Group, Inc. Camelot provides for-profit education services for K-12 students. It gears its services toward special needs children and “at-risk” youth who require alternative and special education.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $200 million. "
target parent: Charterhouse Group International Inc.
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot has built a reputation for making a positive difference in the lives of children. Camelot’s outcome-oriented Residential Treatment Center’s, Therapeutic Day Schools, and Alternative Education programs reach children across multiple states.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

The Autism Education and Research Institute merged with AHEADD,

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners has announced the growth recapitalization of Specialized Education Services, Inc. SESI is a private provider of specialized education services for children facing learning, language, and social challenges. CGP led a consortium including Prairie Capital, Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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closed 12/17/2009 via BNC Analysis

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired MedVance Institute

synopsis: MedVance Institute announced Education Affiliates Inc. has acquired MedVance from Generation Partners and other shareholders. MedVance is a national leader in medical and allied health-related career training.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target parent: Generation Partners
target: MedVance Institute
Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, MedVance provides Associate, Diploma and Certificate programs to recent high school graduates and adult students seeking education and training for positions in allied health.
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closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 10/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Southern Technical College

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Southern Technical Institute, Inc., a family owned and operated for-profit vocational college with six campuses located in central Florida.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a private equity firm based in New York City that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education and media industries principally in the United States and Canada. "
target: Southern Technical College
Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. They have been helping students in Florida to prepare for their future careers.
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closed 2/9/2007 via Company Press Release

ATI Enterprises, Inc., acquired South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

synopsis: Riverside acquired South Texas Vocational Technical Institute, a proprietary school offering allied health, business, childcare, computer, legal and English as a Second Language programs, as an add-on to ATI Enterprises, a post-secondary for-profit vocational school.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: ATI Enterprises, Inc.
ATI offers specialized training to students in the automotive, IT, and healthcare industries. ATI Enterprises operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico. "
target: South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute offers high-quality career training to help prepare our students for rewarding and successful careers in Health Care, Business, Computers, Legal and Massage Therapy.
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closed 2/3/2004 via Company Press Release

Generation Partners, acquired MedVance Institute

synopsis: Generation Partners announced today that it has recently completed a $9.5 million investment in MedVance Institute (“MedVance”), a rapidly growing provider of post-secondary allied health education.
buyer: Generation Partners
Founded: 1996, Total Capital: $325 Million. Generation's investment philosophy is driven by several key guiding principals: (1) quality of management is the primary determinant of investment success and owners make better managers; (2) smaller companies o "
target: MedVance Institute
Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, MedVance provides Associate, Diploma and Certificate programs to recent high school graduates and adult students seeking education and training for positions in allied health.
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

HCA Holdings, Inc., acquired Galen College of Nursing

synopsis: HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest educators of nurses in the U.S., announced that HCA Healthcare has become the majority owner of the parent company of Galen.
buyer: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA:$50,087.00)
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. "
target: Galen College of Nursing
Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest nursing educators in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs and practical/vocational nursing programs.
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Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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announced 12/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Australian Learning Group Pty Limited, will acquire 4Life Pty Ltd

synopsis: UCW Limited (UCW) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding Share Sale Agreement (SSA) to acquire 100% 4Life Pty Ltd (4Life) through its subsidiary Australian Learning Group. 4Life's courses include Early Childhood Education and Care, Individual Support, Disability, Ageing Support, Mental Health, Counseling and Community Services.
buyer parent: UCW Limited
buyer: Australian Learning Group Pty Limited
Australian Learning Group Pty Limited (ALG) has been providing quality vocational education and training for 29 years. ALG has campuses in Sydney (Head Campus), Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and also offers regional trainers and training venues all across Australia. "
target: 4Life Pty Ltd
Established in Adelaide, 4Life is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider that offers certificate and diploma level courses in the field of Community Services to international and domestic students.
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closed 7/15/2009 via BusinessWire

APOGEE Life Style, LLC., acquired Power Pilates

synopsis: APOGEE Life Style, LLC, owners of APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers, announced the acquisition of Power Pilates, a leading worldwide classical Pilates teacher training and certification company with over 100 affiliated studios around the globe.
buyer: APOGEE Life Style, LLC.
APOGEE Life Style is a fully integrated health and wellness company synonymous with healthy lifestyles, fitness, personal care and nutrition. "
target: Power Pilates
Power Pilates was founded with the goal of providing classical Pilates training that honors the integrity of the methods initially developed by Joseph Pilates. Power Pilates offers teacher training and continuing education programs taught by the premier instructors in the industry.
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closed 3/19/2015 via AP - Associated Press

Study Group International Ltd., acquired Endeavour College of Natural Health

synopsis: Study Group International Ltd. announced its acquisition of Endeavour College of Natural Health, one of Australia's leading providers of higher education and vocational training in the health and wellness sector. They offer courses in Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group International Ltd. prepares students for life in a global society and success in a global economy. It is a leading international provider of higher education courses, career education and English language programmes. "
target parent: Vocation Limited
target: Endeavour College of Natural Health
Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's leading dual sector natural health education provider, offering nationally recognised and accredited Vocational (VET) and Higher Education courses from Certificate level through to Undergraduate programs.
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Vocation Limited, will acquire Endeavour College of Natural Health

synopsis: Vocation Limited, a company that delivers education and training services to corporate clients and individuals in Australia, signed an agreement to acquire Endeavour College of Natural Health, one of Australia’s leading providers of higher education and vocational training in the health and wellness sector.
buyer: Vocation Limited (ASX:VET:$104.98)
Vocation helps organisations and individuals achieve their objectives through innovative education and training. Vocation delivers education and training services to corporate clients, individuals, and ancillary services to third party vocational education and training providers in Australia. "
target: Endeavour College of Natural Health
Endeavour College of Natural Health is one of Australia’s leading providers of higher education and vocational training in the health and wellness sector. Endeavour College of Natural Health offers six Bachelor Health Sciences Degree programs.
price ($mm)
$78
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closed 7/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Naropa University, acquired Boulder College of Massage Therapy

synopsis: Naropa University announced the acquisition of the intellectual property and most of the physical assets of the former Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT). Established in 1975, BCMT was the second-ever school of its kind, and was responsible for training thousands of massage therapists with concentrations in a variety of healing modalities.
buyer: Naropa University
Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and traditional Western scholarship. "
target: Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Established in 1975, Boulder College of Massage Therapy is responsible for training thousands of massage therapists with concentrations in a variety of healing modalities.
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closed 2/23/2012 via PR Newswire

HCP & Company, acquired Career Training Academy, Inc.

synopsis: HCP & Company, a middle-market private equity firm headquartered in Chicago, announced the acquisition of Career Training Academy, Inc., a nationally accredited, Associate's degree and diploma granting, career school providing students with professional skills for careers in allied health.
buyer: HCP & Company
HCP & Company is a private equity firm specializing in growth equity and buyout investments in companies with attractive growth prospects and revenue from $10 million to $100 million. "
target: Career Training Academy, Inc.
Career Training Academy® is a career school offering programs in Medical and Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and Massage Therapy. Its programs are developed with a focus on the career goals of each and every student.
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closed 6/22/2010 via Company Press Release

JLL Partners, acquired Ross Learning LLC

synopsis: Huron Capital announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Ross Education. Based in St. Clair, Michigan, Ross Education operates a group of 17 postsecondary schools that offer career-oriented training in allied health fields.
buyer: JLL Partners
Founded in 1988, JLL Partners is among the leading private equity investment firms in the country. Since inception, they have managed a series of private equity funds aggregating approximately $4 billion in committed capital. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. The Company operates a group of 17 postsecondary schools that offer career-oriented training in allied health fields.
price ($mm)
$232
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closed 1/5/2010 via Capital IQ

BC Partners, acquired ATI Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: BC Partners has acquired ATI Holding Company. ATI operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the large buy-out market for 20 years. The firm operates as an integrated team through its offices in Europe and America. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: ATI Enterprises, Inc.
ATI offers specialized training to students in the automotive, IT, and healthcare industries. ATI Enterprises operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico.
price ($mm)[EV]
$331 [$581]
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closed 3/7/2005 via Company Press Release

Huron Capital Partners LLC, acquired Ross Learning LLC

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners LLC announced today that it has recapitalized Ross Learning LLC in partnership with Paul Mitchell, CEO of the Company. The transaction marks Huron’s sixth new platform investment within the last eight months and second significant platform investment in the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Huron Capital Partners LLC
Huron Capital Partners LLC is a Midwest based equity investment firm focused on investing in growing, established and profitable companies. We specialize in partnering with management teams to facilitate corporate spin-offs, family succession transactions, recapitalizations and management buyouts. "
target: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KEA Group, acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers

synopsis: The KEA Group, a holding company in France, has acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA), a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
buyer: KEA Group
The KEA Group is a holding company in France. KEA's holdings include Ecole Supérieure d'Ostéopathie (ESO), a private higher education institution focused on osteopathy; and Ecole Supérieure de Naturopathie (ESNAT), a higher education institution focused on Naturopathy. "
target: Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers
Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA) is a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspire2, acquired Safety 'n Action Ltd

synopsis: Aspire2 Group, the newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital, will acquire Safety ‘n Action. Safety ‘n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become New Zealand’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Aspire2
Aspire2 Group is a newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital. Aspire2 was formed through the acquisition of five New Zealand based private education businesses. "
target: Safety 'n Action Ltd
Safety n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become NZ’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
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closed 12/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Unitek College, acquired NCP College of Nursing

synopsis: Unitek College has acquired NCP College of Nursing. Established in 1993, The mission of NCP is to educate adults to become competent, efficient, and safe entry level health-care providers. The Vocational Nursing Program was developed to meet the growing demand for health-care providers in a hospital and/or variety of health-care settings.
buyer parent: Unitek Information Systems, Inc.
buyer: Unitek College
Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, and an online Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program. It has Main Campus in Fremont, a Branch Campus in Sacramento, and a Satellite Campus in San Jose. "
target: NCP College of Nursing
Founded in 1993, NCP College of Nursing has offered nursing training to a diverse student body for over 17 years. NCP College of Nursing offers a Licensed Vocational Nursing training program from its Hayward and South San Francisco campuses.
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closed 2/21/2012 via PR Newswire

United Education Institute, acquired Emergency Training Services, Inc.

synopsis: International Education Corporation, a leading national provider of career education and parent company of UEI College, has acquired Emergency Training Services (ETS), a leading emergency medical care training college in Santa Cruz, California. ETS provides training for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and First Responders.
buyer parent: International Education Corporation
buyer: United Education Institute
United Education Institute (UEI) serves as a top choice for career preparation and training. Students interested in entering a new career or training program to enhance their current occupation can consider a wide variety of UEI programs. "
target: Emergency Training Services, Inc.
The mission of Emergency Training Services is to respond to the educational needs of individuals seeking a career as an EMT or Paramedic. It is structured to develop competencies and skills in students necessary to function responsibly as members of an emergency medical care team.
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closed 11/7/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Steiner Leisure Limited, acquired Cortiva, Inc.

synopsis: Steiner Leisure Limited announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Cortiva Group, Inc., which operates seven post-secondary massage therapy schools with a total of 12 campuses located in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington.
buyer: Steiner Leisure Limited (STNR:$701.63)
Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider and innovator in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. Its services include traditional and alternative massage, body and skin treatment options, fitness, acupuncture, herbal medicine, medi-spa treatments and laser hair removal. "
target: Cortiva, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Cortiva Group Inc. is a community of massage therapy schools that deliver high quality of health and wellness education with a focus on humanity. Cortiva operates seven post-secondary massage therapy schools with a total of 12 campuses.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$25
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1.3x
EV / EBITDA

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