Like Scots English College Pty Ltd

announced 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Top Education Institute, will acquire Scots English College Pty Ltd

synopsis: Top Education Institute (TOP), a leading private higher education institution in Australia, will acquire an 85% stake in Scots English College, an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, Cambridge exam preparation, and more.
buyer: Top Education Institute
Top Education Institute (TOP) is a leading private higher education institution in Australia. TOP offers undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees in business and law. TOP provides its students with the very best possible quality higher education that lead to immediate and fulfilling careers. "
target: Scots English College Pty Ltd
Scots English College is an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, English for academic purposes, Cambridge exam preparation, and pronunciation & communication.
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$1.59*
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twin Group, acquired LTC Eastbourne

synopsis: London-based education company Twin Group has announced the acquisition of LTC Eastbourne, a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
buyer: Twin Group
Since 1993, Twin Group has been shaping the futures and careers of young, ambitious people. They provide UK residents and international students with high-quality English language tuition, internships, paid work opportunities, apprenticeships, volunteering programmes and school group travel tours. "
target: LTC Eastbourne
LTC Eastbourne is a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

EC English Language Centres, will acquire Embassy English

synopsis: EC English Language Centres, a chain of English learning schools based in Malta, will acquire Embassy English from Study Group, a global education company. Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English.
buyer: EC English Language Centres
EC English Language Centres (EC) is a chain of English learning schools based in Malta. EC has over 20 schools in 5 different countries. They help over 40,000 students from over 120 countries to learn and improve their English language skills. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Embassy English
Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English in their 15 study centres throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cultura Inglesa S.A., acquired Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda

synopsis: Cultura Inglesa, a Brazil-based operator of English language schools, has acquired Britannia, an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
buyer parent: Gera Venture Capital
buyer: Cultura Inglesa S.A.
Founded in 1934, Cultura Inglesa is a Brazil-based operator of English language schools. The company has schools in over 80 cities in Brazil and Latin America. Cultura Inglesa has courses for all ages and also offers online courses. "
target: Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda
Founded in 1972, Britannia is an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Malvern International plc, acquired Communicate School Ltd.

synopsis: Manchester-based Communicate English School Ltd has been bought in a deal by learning and skills development specialist Malvern International. Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
buyer: Malvern International plc
Malvern International plc s the holding company for a number of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries whose business is to provide educational qualifications in the United Kingdom and internationally in countries like Ireland, Cyprus, Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Communicate School Ltd.
Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
price ($mm)
$3.21
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$1
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oxford House College, acquired English Language Academy

synopsis: Australia-based Holmes Education Group, owners of Oxford House College (OHC), has acquired English Language Academy (ELA) in Dublin. ELA is an accredited Language College offering English language teaching of the highest standard at all levels. Holmes Education Group will bring ELA under the OHC branding, bringing OHC’s location total to 16.
buyer parent: Holmes Institute
buyer: Oxford House College
Oxford House College (OHC) believes learning and studying English should be easy, fun and rewarding. OHC English Centres are one of the world's most popular accredited deliverers of English Language Courses and Programmes. "
target: English Language Academy
English Language Academy (ELA) is an accredited Language College in Dublin offering English language teaching of the highest standard at all levels. ELA is a multicultural institute with many nationalities represented in the student population.
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$303.82)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
price ($mm)
$188
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$111
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

KDDI Corporation, will acquire AEON Holdings Corporation of Japan

synopsis: Mobile carrier KDDI Corp. will wholly acquire Aeon Corp., the nation’s second-largest English conversation school operator. For four decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI Corporation are Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company providing their international customer base with data centers, networks, content delivery, system integration, and more around the world. "
target: AEON Holdings Corporation of Japan
For four decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language. AEON has grown to become one of the largest and most respected private educational institutes.
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announced 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Global Step Academy After School, will acquire Spring! English Conversation School

synopsis: Global Step Academy After School (GSA After School) acquires the English conversation school 'Spring! Spring!, based in Japan, is an all English class by a foreign instructor. Spring! is an English conversation school that serves all ages.
buyer parent: Global Step Academy
buyer: Global Step Academy After School
Global Step Academy After School (GSA After School), a Japanese subsidiary of the Global Step Academy Group, offers school childcare and seasonal programs in International Preschool in Tachikawa city and Shibasaki gymnasium for a limited time. "
target parent: hitomedia
target: Spring! English Conversation School
Spring!, based in Japan, is an all English class by a foreign instructor. Spring! is an English conversation school that serves all ages.
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closed 12/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Centre of English Studies, acquired Action English Language Training Centre

synopsis: UK and Ireland language provider Centre of English Studies (CES) has announced the acquisition of Leeds-based teacher training college Action English Language Training (AELT). Action English offers TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses for teachers, as well as reasonably-priced English language classes for students.
buyer: Centre of English Studies
Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. All of their teachers in Ireland and England are chosen not only for their experience but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to make language learning fun. "
target: Action English Language Training Centre
Action English is a highly-renowned, Leeds-based, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training centre. As well as teacher training courses, Action English also offers very reasonably-priced English Language classes to students.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wise Up and You Move, acquired Wise Up and You Move

synopsis: Two years after selling the network of language schools ​​Wise Up and You Move to Somos Educação, the entrepreneur Flávio Augusto da Silva has bought back the company.
buyer: Wise Up and You Move
Wise Up and You Move are a network of English language-learning schools based in Brazil, operated by Central de Produções GWUP. "
target parent: Somos Educação S.A.
target: Wise Up and You Move
Wise Up and You Move are a network of English language-learning schools based in Brazil, operated by Central de Produções GWUP.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Centre of English Studies, acquired Harrogate Language Academy

synopsis: UK and Ireland-based language school chain Centre of English Studies (CES) has announced the acquisition of Harrogate Language Academy (HLA) in Yorkshire, UK. Harrogate Language Academy offers intensive, accredited English language courses to individuals and to groups from universities, businesses, associations, schools and governments.
buyer: Centre of English Studies
Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. All of their teachers in Ireland and England are chosen not only for their experience but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to make language learning fun. "
target: Harrogate Language Academy
Harrogate Language Academy offers intensive, accredited English language courses in the heart of Yorkshire. They provide professional services to individuals and to groups from universities, businesses, associations, schools and governments.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire English Language Company (ELC), an English language school in Sydney Australia. ELC's students learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: English Language Company Australia Pty Ltd
Founded in 2003, English Language Company (ELC) is a multi-award winning English language school in Sydney Australia. Students who study English at ELC learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

LSF Montpellier French language school, acquired Ifalpes

synopsis: LSF, a leading French language school in France, has acquired Ifalpes, a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students every year.
buyer: LSF Montpellier French language school
LSF is a leading French language school in France. The school offers high quality French courses for all levels, from the complete beginner to the advanced. LSF teaches French to over 2,800 students from all over the world. "
target: Ifalpes
Ifalpes is a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students of all ages, nationalities, and cultures every year. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French.
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announced 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire Dynamic Business College (DBC), a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1991, Dynamic Business College (DBC) is a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese. DBC also offers exam prep courses for students that are at or above the intermediate level.
price ($mm)
$9.25
rev ($mm)
$3
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2.9x
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
price ($mm)
$1.15
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$1
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0.9x
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announced 9/10/2015 via Market Wire

EnglishCentral, Inc., will acquire Langrich

synopsis: EnglishCentral, the leading provider ofonline English conversation solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
buyer: EnglishCentral, Inc.
EnglishCentral is the “Youtube of English Language Learning.” Using authentic video content, they create a fun and effective way to learn to speak English using proprietary vocabulary and speech assessment technology. They are backed by Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, and SK Telecom. "
target: Langrich
Langrich is a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
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announced 8/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., will acquire HAN Culture & Education Group

synopsis: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will invest in Han Language Centre. The deal will see SPH holding a 75 per cent interest in the business. Founded in 1993 by the prominent and veteran educator Principal Ann Jongjuan, HAN Language Centre is one of the most established and trusted Chinese language learning school brand in Singapore.
buyer: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. (SGX:T39:$761.58)
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. "
target: HAN Culture & Education Group
Founded in 1993 by the prominent and veteran educator Principal Ann Jongjuan, HAN Language Centre is one of the most established and trusted Chinese language learning school brand in Singapore.
price ($mm)
$3.56
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announced 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Top Education Institute, will acquire Scots English College Pty Ltd

synopsis: Top Education Institute (TOP), a leading private higher education institution in Australia, will acquire an 85% stake in Scots English College, an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, Cambridge exam preparation, and more.
buyer: Top Education Institute
Top Education Institute (TOP) is a leading private higher education institution in Australia. TOP offers undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees in business and law. TOP provides its students with the very best possible quality higher education that lead to immediate and fulfilling careers. "
target: Scots English College Pty Ltd
Scots English College is an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, English for academic purposes, Cambridge exam preparation, and pronunciation & communication.
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announced 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Top Education Institute, will acquire Scots English College Pty Ltd

synopsis: Top Education Institute (TOP), a leading private higher education institution in Australia, will acquire an 85% stake in Scots English College, an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, Cambridge exam preparation, and more.
buyer: Top Education Institute
Top Education Institute (TOP) is a leading private higher education institution in Australia. TOP offers undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees in business and law. TOP provides its students with the very best possible quality higher education that lead to immediate and fulfilling careers. "
target: Scots English College Pty Ltd
Scots English College is an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, English for academic purposes, Cambridge exam preparation, and pronunciation & communication.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BG Investments Ltd, acquired Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited

synopsis: BG Investments, a Sri Lankan-based investor, has acquired the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) from Ekuinas, a Malaysian private equity firm. APIIT Sri Lanka is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
buyer: BG Investments Ltd
BG Investments is a Sri Lankan-based investor with exposure in industries such as financial services, marine, education, and healthcare. "
target parent: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
target: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers Staffordshire University degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
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$9.97
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

ADvTECH Group, acquired Monash South Africa

synopsis: ADvTECH, Africa's largest private education group, has acquired Monash South Africa (MSA) from Monash University and Laureate Education. MSA is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group is a leader in quality education, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reported its performance in a segmental structure that reflects the performance of Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division. "
target parent: Monash University
target: Monash South Africa
Monash South Africa (MSA) is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
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$33
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announced 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AC Education, will acquire The National Teachers College

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

National Louis University, will acquire Kendall College

synopsis: National Louis University, a nonprofit, non-denominational University, will acquire Kendall College from Laureate Education, a network of higher education institutions. Kendall College is an institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education.
buyer: National Louis University
National Louis University (NLU) is a nonprofit, non-denominational University that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with career and professional development. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Kendall College
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education. The curriculum at Kendall College effectively prepares students to become leaders in their professions.
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$24
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announced 1/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

KMR Holding Pédagogique, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca

synopsis: KMR Holding Pédagogique, the leading higher education platform in Africa, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) from Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions. UIC is a comprehensive private university in Casablanca that offers programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
buyer parent: Development Partners International
buyer: KMR Holding Pédagogique
KMR Holding Pédagogique is the leading state-recognized multi-disciplinary private higher education platform in Francophone Africa. The group delivers affordable quality higher education to African students through a network of 240+ schools across the world. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Université Internationale de Casablanca
Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) is the first and only comprehensive private university in Casablanca recognized by the State. UIC’s program offerings include undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
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$54
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announced 10/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Curro Holdings, through its subsidiary Stadio Holdings, and Brimstone Investment Corporation have agreed to acquire 100% of Milpark Education. Curro will acquire a 70% stake in Milpark, and Brimstone will acquire a 30% stake. Milpark was established in 1997 as one of the first private providers of higher education in South Africa.
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$184.43)
buyer: Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited (JSE:COH:$209.63)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. Milpark's MBA has been rated in the Top 10 of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa.
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$23
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udenna Corporation, acquired Enderun Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Udenna Corporation, the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy, fully acquired Enderun Colleges, a private education institution in the Philippines. Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
buyer: Udenna Corporation
Founded in 2002 and based in Davao City, Philippines, Udenna Corporation is the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy. Udenna has diverse business interests in oil and gas, shipping and logistics, and real estate. "
target: Enderun Colleges, Inc.
Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college in the Philippines that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
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$7.80
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announced 6/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, will acquire Southern Business School

synopsis: Private school operator Curro Holdings entered into an agreement to acquire 74 percent shares of Southern Business School through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stadio Holdings. Southern Business School is a South African registered higher education institution, with SBS Namibia being recognised by the Namibian Qualification Authority.
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$184.43)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: Southern Business School
Southern Business School (SBS) is a South African registered higher education institution, with SBS Namibia being recognised by the Namibian Qualification Authority. SBS has 11 accredited distance learning programmes, ranging from higher certificates to masters' degrees, with three academic schools.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Planeta Learning Division, acquired EDC Paris Business School

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

Global University Systems, acquired IBAT College Dublin

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

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Milpark Education Ltd

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

Anima Educacao, acquired São Judas

synopsis: GAEC Educação SA, the Brazilian education group known as Anima, has acquired rival university São Judas Tadeo. Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$280.27)
Anima is an education group, comprised of three university centers: UNA and Instituto Mineiro de Educacao e Cultura Uni-BH in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state), and Instituto de Educacao e Cultura Unimonte in Santos (Sao Paulo state), two colleges and one business institute. "
target: São Judas
Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo. Established in 1971 as a college offering two undergraduate courses (Business Administration and Accounting), it only officially became a university in 1989.
price ($mm)
$116
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
2.6x
closed 7/3/2013 via PR Web

Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College,

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

Navis Capital Partners, acquired ITM Group of Institutions

synopsis: Malaysia-based PE firm Navis Capital has acquired a 55% stake in the ITM Group of Institutions, involved in tertiary and executive education services, for $23.5 million. The ITM Group of Institutions is a collection of private business schools in India.
buyer: Navis Capital Partners
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in growth-oriented buyouts in South and Southeast Asia. The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to a limited number of well-positioned companies. "
target: ITM Group of Institutions
The ITM Group of Institutions is a collection of private business schools in India. It has component schools such as the Asia Graduate School of Business, which have international affiliations with colleges such as The Ohio State University in the US and Tianjin Polytechnic University in China.
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$24*
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based BPP Holdings plc. Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP is a leading provider of education and training to professionals in the legal and finance industries.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP enjoys an excellent reputation among business and legal communities throughout Europe. The institution is organized into three business divisions: Professional Education, College of Professional Studies, and Mander Portman Woodward.
price ($mm)[EV]
$485 [$529]
rev ($mm)
$264
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
closed 2/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Parthenon Capital, acquired Bryant and Stratton College

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

Dublin Business School, acquired Portobello College

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

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

synopsis: Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland's largest private undergraduate institution and a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., has acquired the European Business School (EBS) Dublin, a private third-level institution specializing in the provision of international business programs.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Dublin Business School
Dublin Business School provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and professional programmes. The School was established to provide evening programmes for students preparing for the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. "
target: European Business School (EBS) Dublin
EBS Dublin, founded in 1993, is a member of the EBSI Group, a collective of eight independent business schools located throughout Europe. The school offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for study abroad students.
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announced 11/29/2005 via MSNBC

Kaplan Companies, will acquire Holborn College

synopsis: Kaplan today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Holborn College, an independent school of business and law in London. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Companies
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: Holborn College
Holborn College was founded in 1969 and has become the UKs most successful independent Law School and a leading provider of international education. Throughout its history the College has striven to set and raise educational standards.
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closed 12/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Inc., acquired Dublin Business School

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading provider of educational services worldwide announced that it has acquired Ireland's largest private undergraduate institution, Dublin Business School, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Dublin Business School
Dublin Business School provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and professional programmes. The School was established to provide evening programmes for students preparing for the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies.
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RareJob Inc.
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$30.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.73
EBIT ($mm)
$1.24
Net Income ($mm)
$0.44
Employees
523
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
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$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
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1463
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
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rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
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$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: CEU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$46.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.27
EBIT ($mm)
$16.58
Net Income ($mm)
$15.26
Employees
409
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Ticker: ASX:AKG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academies Australasia Pty Limited
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$37.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.18
EBIT ($mm)
$5.53
Net Income ($mm)
$4.13
Employees
47
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Ticker: BSE:540403
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CL Educate Limited
CL Educate Limited
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training.
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2016
rev ($mm)
$43.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.20
EBIT ($mm)
$5.08
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
376
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
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2017
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$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
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2014
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$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
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2019
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$280.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.49
EBIT ($mm)
$14.99
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:6169
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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