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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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announced 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baiyang Investment Group, Inc., will acquire Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) is acquiring Beijing Mars Era Technology (Mars). Founded in 2001, Mars operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design.
buyer: Baiyang Investment Group, Inc. (SZSE:002696:$309.04)
Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) was founded in 2000. Awarded as national leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization, Baiyang group has built up a complete industrial chain and the business includes aquatic R&D, aquatic fry breeding and more. "
target: Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd. operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design. Marsera offers more than 20 professional courses, including UI design, game design, film and television special effects and more.
price ($mm)
$136
rev ($mm)
$59
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$9
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2.3x
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15.4x
closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

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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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lupa Systems, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: James Murdoch's investment vehicle Lupa Systems has acquired a majority stake in Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd., an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. This marks Lupa Systems' first ever investment in India.
buyer: Lupa Systems
Lupa Systems, founded in 2019 by James Murdoch, son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, is a private investment vehicle which has invested in Tribeca Enterprises, Vice Media and The Void, among others. Lupa Systems is a private holding company with offices in New York and Mumbai. "
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$14
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EV / rev
7.1x
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Open English LLC., acquired Next University, Inc.

synopsis: Open English, an online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced it has acquired technology education startup Next University. Next University offers digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as mobile app development, web development and computer programming.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is a leading Education Technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The company was founded in 2007 to reinvent the way to teach English online, to meet the needs of busy working professionals. "
target: Next University, Inc.
Next University is an Education Technology company focused on providing individuals across Latin America with the technical competencies needed for the jobs of tomorrow. They offer students with employer-aligned certification programs in Web Development, JavaScript, and Mobile Android Development.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 3/30/2011 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Outside the Classroom

synopsis: EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology platform addressing growing state mandates in new subject areas, has announced the acquisition of Boston-based Outside The Classroom, Inc., the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Substance Abuse, and additional product areas. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: Outside the Classroom
Outside The Classroom is a Boston-based company that was founded to address epidemic-level public health issues affecting education, corporate, and government institutions. The company is the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
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announced 11/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Strayer Education, Inc., will acquire Jack Welch Management Institute

synopsis: Strayer Education, Inc., an education services holding company that owns Strayer University and certain other assets, announced that it has agreed to acquire the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online leadership education program that offers a differentiated executive MBA degree and executive certificates.
buyer: Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA:$455.42)
Strayer Education, Inc. is an education services holding company that owns Strayer University and certain other assets. Strayer’s mission is to make higher education achievable for working adults in today’s economy. "
target parent: Significant Partners, LLC
target: Jack Welch Management Institute
Jack Welch Management Institute is an online leadership education program that offers a differentiated executive MBA degree and executive certificates. Its mission is to offer the most leadership-focused business education in the online world.
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$4.80
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closed 7/21/2016 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired LawRoom

synopsis: EverFi, the leading education technology company focused on critical skills and prevention education for K-12, higher education and adult learners, announced the acquisition of compliance education leader LawRoom. LawRoom delivers online compliance training to thousands of organizations across the country.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the education technology leader that empowers K-12, higher education, and adult learners with the skills needed to be successful in life and work. "
target: LawRoom
LawRoom is an award-winning online training for leading tech companies and universities. It has delivered online compliance training to thousands of organizations across the country on topics including anti-harassment, ethics, data security, FCPA and Title IX.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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closed 10/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Higher Education, acquired Concord Law School

synopsis: Kaplan Higher Education announced the merger of Concord Law School, the first wholly online law school in the United States, and Kaplan University, a leading provider of online higher education. In addition to expanded course offerings, qualified Concord students will now have access to Title IV student loans for the first time.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves more than 75,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. and additional schools in Europe, Asia and Australia. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education, Kaplan University and Concord Law School. "
target: Concord Law School
Concord Law School is the leading program of online legal education in the United States. Since opening its virtual doors in 1998, Concord has helped scores of graduates obtain their law degree and is currently serving over 1,500 students in its Juris Doctor and Executive Juris DoctorSM programs.
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announced 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire DreambigCareer

synopsis: Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, will acquire a 75% stake in DreambigCareer, an online career coaching and pre-employment education company in China that provides 1-on-1 consultations to overseas Chinese students. DreambigCareer helps students obtain interviews, internships and job offers.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$303.82)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: DreambigCareer
DreambigCareer is a leading online career coaching and pre-employment education company in China that provides 1-on-1 consultations to overseas Chinese students. DreambigCareer helps students obtain interviews, internships and full-time job offers in multiple countries and regions.
price ($mm)
$30*
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$8
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EV / rev
5.0x
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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 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 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
price ($mm)
$405
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$368
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
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1.1x
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8.1x
closed 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, acquired Connections Education LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. Through its Connections Academy business, Connections Education operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US.
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 parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
target: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
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$127 [$142]
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$17
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closed 6/14/2010 via BNC Analysis

EQT Funds Management Limited, acquired AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has offered to acquire AcadeMedia AB, Sweden’s largest independent education company with approximately 45,000 students and course attendants at around 150 locations. AcadeMedia is publicly-trade in Stockholm.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$561.47)
Providence Equity Partners LLC is the world's leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments. "
target parent: Bure Equity AB
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
AcadeMedia is Sweden's largest education company. AcadeMedia is a private education company in the public education market, which teaches new media technology to multimedia producers, Web producers, info-masters, web-masters and project managers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$252 [$279]*
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$304
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$36
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closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
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$12
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announced 10/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bure Equity AB, will acquire AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Bure Equity AB announces a public offer to acquire all outstanding shares in AcadeMedia AB for cash in accordance with the Swedish Act on Public Takeover Offers, Chapter 3 Mandatory Offers. SEK 90.00 in cash is offered for each share of class A and class B in AcadeMedia.
buyer: Bure Equity AB
Bure Equity AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments, unlisted companies and assets. Bure's investment focus is mainly within the qualified service industry, including education, health care and media/IT. "
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
Academedia Masters is the leading Qualified Vocational Education (QVE) within the areas of economic strategies, information and media technology, network security and network infrastructure in Sweden.
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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$6.30
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closed 5/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Warrior Girl Corp, acquired Advanced Career Education Services

synopsis: Warrior Girl Corp is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advanced Career Education Services (ACES). ACES is a new entrant in the high-growth sector of on-line education services for basic diplomas and degrees.
buyer: Warrior Girl Corp (WRGL:$0.00)
Warrior Girl Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to merge with other companies. The company was formerly known as Legacy Home California, LLC and changed its name to Warrior Girl Corp. in September 2004. Warrior Girl Corp. was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Miami, Florida. "
target: Advanced Career Education Services
Advanced Career Education Services ("ACES") provides quality career focused education in a cost effective manner. ACES' goal is to effectively motivate, educate and train its students in a way that will empower them. ACES will offer its proprietary high school education online and offline.
price ($mm)
$1.97
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closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Ashworth College

synopsis: Penn Foster, which partners with leading employers to attract, develop, and retain talent for middle-skill jobs, announced its acquisition of Ashworth College, an accredited online institution offering degree and certificate programs in fast-growing fields, as well as high school diplomas.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching. "
target parent: Sterling Partners
target: Ashworth College
Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 145 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services and more.
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announced 8/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, will acquire Arden University Limited

synopsis: International education group, Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden University Limited, a specialist online distance and blended learning university with 6,500 students, from US-based Capella Education Company.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and post-graduate programs to 50,000 students each year from around 150 countries. "
target parent: Capella Education Company
target: Arden University Limited
Arden University, previously Resource Development International (RDI), is a leading independent provider of UK university qualifications by distance learning. It offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to domestic and international students.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 7/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Resource Development International Ltd.

synopsis: Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, announced that it has acquired Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Resource Development International Ltd.
Founded in 1990, Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI) is an independent provider of UK University qualifications by distance learning. RDI markets, develops and delivers these programs worldwide via its offices and partners across Asia, North America, Africa and Europe.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Princeton Review Inc., acquired Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. Penn Foster, one of the oldest and largest online career education companies in the U.S., will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Princeton Review.
buyer: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.
Penn Foster Inc. is one of the oldest and largest accredited distance education providers in the world. Founded in 1890 by Thomas Foster to educate coal miners in safety and engineering, Penn Foster has enrolled over 13 million students around the world since its inception.
price ($mm)[EV]
$162 [$173]
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/6/2009 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Equity Partners LLC, acquired Northcentral University

synopsis: Northcentral University an accredited online university and innovator in 100 percent online higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.
buyer: RockBridge Equity Partners LLC
RockBridge is based at the Rock Financial/Quicken Loans headquarters in Livonia. Though housed in the Rock headquarters, RockBridge is an independent entity. RockBridge will target companies in North America, one mission will be to find Michigan companies and help them grow. "
target: Northcentral University
Northcentral University is a private, for-profit accredited online university serving adult learners worldwide. Learners seeking higher education from a premier university experience the convenience of 100% online distance learning.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

KC Distance Learning, Inc., acquired Aventa Learning

synopsis: KC Distance Learning, a prominent national online education company, announced its acquisition of the assets of Aventa Learning, Inc., a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions. The acquisition brings together two of the country’s strongest online education service providers.
buyer: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning is a leading provider of distance learning programs for high school students including core, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online high school courses directly to families through Keystone National High School, the nation's largest online high school. "
target: Aventa Learning
Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online learning content and services for K-12 institutions. The company has a complete catalog of online high school courses, including foreign language and Advanced Placement courses.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.6x
closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Sagemont Virtual

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Sagemont Virtual, which has been doing business as the University of Miami Online High School, and Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. Sagemont Virtual is a leader in the growing field of online high school instruction.
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: Sagemont Virtual
Sagemont Virtual (dba The University of Miami Online High School) is a fully accredited private high school that provides students with the flexibility to complete their courses anytime from anywhere in the world. All of their assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are completed online.
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