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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

RED Driving School, acquired RED Driving School

synopsis: Private equity firms Ashridge Capital and Trimountain Partners have backed the management buyout of RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. The business was previously backed by Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK based private equity firm. The management team is led by CEO Ian McIntosh.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, will acquire Epic Autokoulu Oy

synopsis: Epic Autokoulu (Epic Driving School), a Turku, Finland-based provider of driving school services, announced getting into an agreement for selling a major part of the company to the Finnish investment company Korona Invest. Epic Autokoulu was founded in 2013 and runs an operation comprised of 74 driving schools.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised three funds, Terveysrahasto Oy (Fund I), Palvelurahasto I Ky (Fund II) and Korona Fund III Ky (Fund III). "
target: Epic Autokoulu Oy
Epic Autokoulu (Epic Driving School) is a Turku, Finland-based provider of driving school services. Epic Autokoulu was founded in 2013 and runs an operation comprised of 74 driving schools.
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announced 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Stig Investments Inc., will acquire Bondurant Racing School

synopsis: The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, a performance driving school, specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education, is being purchased by Stig Investments Inc., a company that was formed with the purpose of buying the racing school, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2018.
buyer: Stig Investments Inc.
Stig Investments Inc. was formed with the purpose of buying the legendary racing school, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October, 2018. "
target: Bondurant Racing School
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is an American performance driving school, specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education. They were founded in 1968 and are based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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closed 7/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ian McIntosh, acquired Driving Results

synopsis: Former Hull Forward chairman Ian McIntosh has acquired Driving Results Ltd, the company behind the RED Driving School franchise. RED Driving School teaches learner drivers to pass their government driving test.
buyer: Ian McIntosh
Ian McIntosh was the Chairman of Hull Forward Ltd., a company "limited by guarantee" and charged with the economic regeneration of the city of Hull. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: Driving Results
Driving Results Ltd is the UK’s leading provider of vocational training within the driving instructor industry, with related businesses supplying educational and other services across the market and employing approximately 200 staff nationwide.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

All-Star Driver LLC, purchased Connecticut Operations from Top Driver

synopsis: Top Driver, based in Illinois, sold to All-Star its Connecticut locations in Avon, Hamden, Torrington and Westport, as well as 15 programs it conducts for state high schools, mostly in Fairfield and Hartford counties. Included in the high school programs are classes conducted at Southington High School and Terryville High School in Plymouth.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: All-Star Driver LLC
All-Star Driver is a family owned, family operated driving school with a headquarters in Watertown CT. Now operating in 23 locations in the State of CT, All-Star Driver is the largest driving school in the state. "
seller parent: Winona Capital Management
seller: Top Driver
Top Driver Inc. provides driver education and training services. The company offers road safety training services. It has strategic alliances with Best Buy Co., Inc. The company’s clientele includes Alcoa, Inc., Cable Express, NASA, Ford Motor Company, Dupont, and Motorola.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

RED Driving School, acquired RED Driving School

synopsis: Private equity firms Ashridge Capital and Trimountain Partners have backed the management buyout of RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. The business was previously backed by Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK based private equity firm. The management team is led by CEO Ian McIntosh.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

RED Driving School, acquired RED Driving School

synopsis: Private equity firms Ashridge Capital and Trimountain Partners have backed the management buyout of RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. The business was previously backed by Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK based private equity firm. The management team is led by CEO Ian McIntosh.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

RED Driving School, acquired RED Driving School

synopsis: Private equity firms Ashridge Capital and Trimountain Partners have backed the management buyout of RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. The business was previously backed by Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK based private equity firm. The management team is led by CEO Ian McIntosh.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, will acquire Epic Autokoulu Oy

synopsis: Epic Autokoulu (Epic Driving School), a Turku, Finland-based provider of driving school services, announced getting into an agreement for selling a major part of the company to the Finnish investment company Korona Invest. Epic Autokoulu was founded in 2013 and runs an operation comprised of 74 driving schools.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised three funds, Terveysrahasto Oy (Fund I), Palvelurahasto I Ky (Fund II) and Korona Fund III Ky (Fund III). "
target: Epic Autokoulu Oy
Epic Autokoulu (Epic Driving School) is a Turku, Finland-based provider of driving school services. Epic Autokoulu was founded in 2013 and runs an operation comprised of 74 driving schools.
price ($mm)
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$10
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announced 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Stig Investments Inc., will acquire Bondurant Racing School

synopsis: The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, a performance driving school, specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education, is being purchased by Stig Investments Inc., a company that was formed with the purpose of buying the racing school, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2018.
buyer: Stig Investments Inc.
Stig Investments Inc. was formed with the purpose of buying the legendary racing school, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October, 2018. "
target: Bondurant Racing School
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is an American performance driving school, specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education. They were founded in 1968 and are based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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closed 7/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ian McIntosh, acquired Driving Results

synopsis: Former Hull Forward chairman Ian McIntosh has acquired Driving Results Ltd, the company behind the RED Driving School franchise. RED Driving School teaches learner drivers to pass their government driving test.
buyer: Ian McIntosh
Ian McIntosh was the Chairman of Hull Forward Ltd., a company "limited by guarantee" and charged with the economic regeneration of the city of Hull. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: Driving Results
Driving Results Ltd is the UK’s leading provider of vocational training within the driving instructor industry, with related businesses supplying educational and other services across the market and employing approximately 200 staff nationwide.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

All-Star Driver LLC, purchased Connecticut Operations from Top Driver

synopsis: Top Driver, based in Illinois, sold to All-Star its Connecticut locations in Avon, Hamden, Torrington and Westport, as well as 15 programs it conducts for state high schools, mostly in Fairfield and Hartford counties. Included in the high school programs are classes conducted at Southington High School and Terryville High School in Plymouth.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: All-Star Driver LLC
All-Star Driver is a family owned, family operated driving school with a headquarters in Watertown CT. Now operating in 23 locations in the State of CT, All-Star Driver is the largest driving school in the state. "
seller parent: Winona Capital Management
seller: Top Driver
Top Driver Inc. provides driver education and training services. The company offers road safety training services. It has strategic alliances with Best Buy Co., Inc. The company’s clientele includes Alcoa, Inc., Cable Express, NASA, Ford Motor Company, Dupont, and Motorola.
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