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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 1/21/2019 via Company Press Release

MBH Corporation plc, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy

synopsis: MBH Corporation, a UK diversified investment holding company, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy, UK’s private beauty school that offers nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
buyer: MBH Corporation plc (DB:M8H:$63.90)
MBH Corporation plc is a UK diversified investment holding company. They acquire small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable, debt free and looking to scale. "
target: International School of Beauty Therapy
The International School of Beauty Therapy is UK’s private beauty school. They offer nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

NCK Capital L.L.C., acquired Tricoci University

synopsis: NCK Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, corporate divestitures and recapitalizations of lower, middle-market businesses, announced it has acquired Tricoci University, a leading provider of cosmetology, esthetics and barbering education in the Midwest.
buyer: NCK Capital L.L.C.
NCK acquires controlling interests in lower, middle-market companies across the United States that have between $2 and $10 million in EBITDA. NCK provides “right-fit” capital structures, inspiring management incentives, and extensive operational support to its partner companies. "
target: Tricoci University
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is the premier provider of fresh and innovative cosmetology, esthetics and barbering education in the Midwest, providing students with advanced technical skills, ethics, professionalism and leadership values.
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closed 11/8/2016 via Company Press Release

VTCT, acquired ITEC

synopsis: VTCT is delighted to announce that it has acquired ITEC, the internationally-recognised Awarding Organisation and Examination Board. ITEC is one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport and more.
buyer: VTCT
VTCT, the Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a government approved awarding body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). "
target: ITEC
ITEC, based in London and with over 20 staff has been awarding high-quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport and Fitness and Hairdressing sectors.
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closed 12/31/2014 via PR Web

NCK Capital L.L.C., acquired Ogle School

synopsis: Ogle School, an industry leader in cosmetology and esthetics education, announced the company’s acquisition by NCK Capital L.L.C., a Dallas-based private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, divestitures and recapitalizations of family-owned businesses.
buyer: NCK Capital L.L.C.
NCK Capital L.L.C. acquires controlling interests in lower-middle market companies. They invest in a multitude of industries by acquiring corporate divestitures, leading management buyouts and recapitalizations of family-owned companies. "
target parent: Liberty Partners
target: Ogle School
Ogle School is an industry leader in cosmetology and esthetics education. The beauty school based in Arlington, Texas, helps thousands of students make beauty their business through salon-modeled, student-centered training and development of the highest caliber.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Partners, acquired Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc

synopsis: Liberty acquired privately-held Shelton Ogle Enterprises in October 2006.
buyer: Liberty Partners
Liberty specializes in middle-market private equity investments in manufacturing, business services, and education-related companies. Since its founding in 1992, the firm has committed over $1 billion to more than 45 investments. "
target: Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc
Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc. operates Ogle School of Cosmetology and Shelton's Salon and Day Spa in the Dallas / Fort Worth metro area. Ogle School of Cosmetology is a for-profit postsecondary educational institution that offers certificate programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics.
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closed 12/14/2005 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services, acquired Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences for approximately $10 million in cash. The acquisition provides the company with entry into the fast-growing high-end salon and spa services education segment.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
target: Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences
Founded by a group of successful salon/spa owners looking to develop a highly trained talent pool to serve the high-end salon/spa market, Euphoria has expanded rapidly and now includes campuses serving students in Nevada. Euphoria offers certificate programs in Esthetics, Cosmetology & Nail Design.
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closed 7/11/2012 via PR Web

Anaphora, LLC, acquired Brillare Cosmetology

synopsis: Anaphora, LLC, a Phoenix-based private holding company, announced the acquisition of Brillare Hairdressing Academy. Brillare Hairdressing Academy is an upscale cosmetology school with two campuses, the main campus in North Scottsdale in the Scottsdale Quarter and a branch campus in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: Anaphora, LLC
Anaphora, LLC is a Phoenix-based private holding company. "
target: Brillare Cosmetology
Brillare Hairdressing Academy is the only cosmetology academy in Arizona to be recognized as a Sassoon Academy | School Connection, Wella Signature School and Nuts and Bolts business training member school. Brillare (pronounced Bree-lahr’-ey) means “to shine” in Italian.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Curve Group, acquired The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited

synopsis: Learning Curve Group (LCG), a training and education specialist in the UK, has acquired the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA offers training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
buyer: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency. "
target: The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA's academies are equipped with high tech training facilities and offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
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announced 11/6/2013 via Reuters

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, will acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited

synopsis: Academies Australasia Group Ltd has agreed to acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited. DFL Education owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. It offers English, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target parent: DFL Caribbean Holdings Limited
target: DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited
DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
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closed 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Empire Beauty Schools, Inc., purchased 51 accredited cosmetology schools from Regis Corporation

synopsis: Empire Beauty Schools has completed the merger of its accredited cosmetology schools with the accredited cosmetology schools of Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, to form Empire Education Group. The new company is the largest beauty school operator in North America.
buyer: Empire Beauty Schools, Inc.
With a heritage of more than 70 years of quality cosmetology education, Empire Education Group, headquartered in Pottsville, PA, is one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. "
seller: Regis Corporation (RGS:$962.34)
Regis Corporation is the beauty industry's global leader in salons, hair restoration centers and education. As of December 31, 2006, the company owned or franchised 11,713 worldwide locations; which included 11,570 beauty salons, 88 hair restoration centers and 55 beauty schools.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

DoubleDigit, acquired Universidad Creativa

synopsis: Costa Rican agency DoubleDigit acquired Universidad Creativa (UCreativa). UCreativa, based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: DoubleDigit
DoubleDigit is a data-driven online content production company that provides customized content solutions and specializes in website, apps, social content creation and development. DoubleDigit is based in Costa Rica. "
target: Universidad Creativa
Universidad Creativa (UCreativa), based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stadio Holdings Limited, acquired LISOF Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Stadio Holdings, a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education, has acquired LISOF, the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. LISOF offers their students a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Stadio Holdings Limited (:$27.64)
Stadio Holdings is a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education. They aim to widen access to post-school learning opportunities for southern African school-leavers and adults through contact and distance learning. "
target: LISOF Proprietary Limited
LISOF is the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Students can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
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announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, will acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

synopsis: The LCI Education network (LCI), a network of post-secondary institutions, is acquiring The Art Institute of Vancouver, an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design and more.
buyer: LCI Education
Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. "
target parent: Education Management Corp.
target: The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Market Watch

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Istituto Marangoni

synopsis: Career Education Corporation has sold Istituto Marangoni to an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Istituto Marangoni is headquartered in Milan, Italy with additional locations in Paris, France, and London, England, providing education to students primarily in the areas of fashion and design.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is a post-secondary fashion and design school with locations Milan, London, and Paris. Istituto Marangoni offers undergraduate and graduate level diploma programs in fashion design and other related fields.
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Career Education Corporation, acquired Istituto Marangoni

synopsis: Career Education Corporation has acquired Istituto Marangoni, a world-renowned post-secondary fashion and design school with locations in three prominent international fashion capitals: Milan, London, and Paris. The acquisition expands CEC’s European operations and marks its entry into the Italian market.
buyer: Career Education Corporation (CECO:$0.00)
Career Education Corporation offers high quality education to approximately 100,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. The 80-plus campuses that serve these students offer doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs. "
target: Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is a post-secondary fashion and design school with locations Milan, London, and Paris. Istituto Marangoni, which has approximately 1,500 students, offers undergraduate and graduate level diploma programs in fashion design and other related fields.
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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 7/15/2009 via BusinessWire

APOGEE Life Style, LLC., acquired Power Pilates

synopsis: APOGEE Life Style, LLC, owners of APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers, announced the acquisition of Power Pilates, a leading worldwide classical Pilates teacher training and certification company with over 100 affiliated studios around the globe.
buyer: APOGEE Life Style, LLC.
APOGEE Life Style is a fully integrated health and wellness company synonymous with healthy lifestyles, fitness, personal care and nutrition. "
target: Power Pilates
Power Pilates was founded with the goal of providing classical Pilates training that honors the integrity of the methods initially developed by Joseph Pilates. Power Pilates offers teacher training and continuing education programs taught by the premier instructors in the industry.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Empire Beauty Schools, Inc., purchased 51 accredited cosmetology schools from Regis Corporation

synopsis: Empire Beauty Schools has completed the merger of its accredited cosmetology schools with the accredited cosmetology schools of Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, to form Empire Education Group. The new company is the largest beauty school operator in North America.
buyer: Empire Beauty Schools, Inc.
With a heritage of more than 70 years of quality cosmetology education, Empire Education Group, headquartered in Pottsville, PA, is one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. "
seller: Regis Corporation (RGS:$962.34)
Regis Corporation is the beauty industry's global leader in salons, hair restoration centers and education. As of December 31, 2006, the company owned or franchised 11,713 worldwide locations; which included 11,570 beauty salons, 88 hair restoration centers and 55 beauty schools.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Empire Beauty Schools, Inc., purchased 51 accredited cosmetology schools from Regis Corporation

synopsis: Empire Beauty Schools has completed the merger of its accredited cosmetology schools with the accredited cosmetology schools of Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, to form Empire Education Group. The new company is the largest beauty school operator in North America.
buyer: Empire Beauty Schools, Inc.
With a heritage of more than 70 years of quality cosmetology education, Empire Education Group, headquartered in Pottsville, PA, is one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. "
seller: Regis Corporation (RGS:$962.34)
Regis Corporation is the beauty industry's global leader in salons, hair restoration centers and education. As of December 31, 2006, the company owned or franchised 11,713 worldwide locations; which included 11,570 beauty salons, 88 hair restoration centers and 55 beauty schools.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 1/21/2019 via Company Press Release

MBH Corporation plc, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy

synopsis: MBH Corporation, a UK diversified investment holding company, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy, UK’s private beauty school that offers nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
buyer: MBH Corporation plc (DB:M8H:$63.90)
MBH Corporation plc is a UK diversified investment holding company. They acquire small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable, debt free and looking to scale. "
target: International School of Beauty Therapy
The International School of Beauty Therapy is UK’s private beauty school. They offer nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

NCK Capital L.L.C., acquired Tricoci University

synopsis: NCK Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, corporate divestitures and recapitalizations of lower, middle-market businesses, announced it has acquired Tricoci University, a leading provider of cosmetology, esthetics and barbering education in the Midwest.
buyer: NCK Capital L.L.C.
NCK acquires controlling interests in lower, middle-market companies across the United States that have between $2 and $10 million in EBITDA. NCK provides “right-fit” capital structures, inspiring management incentives, and extensive operational support to its partner companies. "
target: Tricoci University
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is the premier provider of fresh and innovative cosmetology, esthetics and barbering education in the Midwest, providing students with advanced technical skills, ethics, professionalism and leadership values.
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closed 11/8/2016 via Company Press Release

VTCT, acquired ITEC

synopsis: VTCT is delighted to announce that it has acquired ITEC, the internationally-recognised Awarding Organisation and Examination Board. ITEC is one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport and more.
buyer: VTCT
VTCT, the Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a government approved awarding body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). "
target: ITEC
ITEC, based in London and with over 20 staff has been awarding high-quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport and Fitness and Hairdressing sectors.
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closed 12/31/2014 via PR Web

NCK Capital L.L.C., acquired Ogle School

synopsis: Ogle School, an industry leader in cosmetology and esthetics education, announced the company’s acquisition by NCK Capital L.L.C., a Dallas-based private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, divestitures and recapitalizations of family-owned businesses.
buyer: NCK Capital L.L.C.
NCK Capital L.L.C. acquires controlling interests in lower-middle market companies. They invest in a multitude of industries by acquiring corporate divestitures, leading management buyouts and recapitalizations of family-owned companies. "
target parent: Liberty Partners
target: Ogle School
Ogle School is an industry leader in cosmetology and esthetics education. The beauty school based in Arlington, Texas, helps thousands of students make beauty their business through salon-modeled, student-centered training and development of the highest caliber.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Partners, acquired Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc

synopsis: Liberty acquired privately-held Shelton Ogle Enterprises in October 2006.
buyer: Liberty Partners
Liberty specializes in middle-market private equity investments in manufacturing, business services, and education-related companies. Since its founding in 1992, the firm has committed over $1 billion to more than 45 investments. "
target: Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc
Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc. operates Ogle School of Cosmetology and Shelton's Salon and Day Spa in the Dallas / Fort Worth metro area. Ogle School of Cosmetology is a for-profit postsecondary educational institution that offers certificate programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics.
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closed 12/14/2005 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services, acquired Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences for approximately $10 million in cash. The acquisition provides the company with entry into the fast-growing high-end salon and spa services education segment.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
target: Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences
Founded by a group of successful salon/spa owners looking to develop a highly trained talent pool to serve the high-end salon/spa market, Euphoria has expanded rapidly and now includes campuses serving students in Nevada. Euphoria offers certificate programs in Esthetics, Cosmetology & Nail Design.
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closed 7/11/2012 via PR Web

Anaphora, LLC, acquired Brillare Cosmetology

synopsis: Anaphora, LLC, a Phoenix-based private holding company, announced the acquisition of Brillare Hairdressing Academy. Brillare Hairdressing Academy is an upscale cosmetology school with two campuses, the main campus in North Scottsdale in the Scottsdale Quarter and a branch campus in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: Anaphora, LLC
Anaphora, LLC is a Phoenix-based private holding company. "
target: Brillare Cosmetology
Brillare Hairdressing Academy is the only cosmetology academy in Arizona to be recognized as a Sassoon Academy | School Connection, Wella Signature School and Nuts and Bolts business training member school. Brillare (pronounced Bree-lahr’-ey) means “to shine” in Italian.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Curve Group, acquired The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited

synopsis: Learning Curve Group (LCG), a training and education specialist in the UK, has acquired the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA offers training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
buyer: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency. "
target: The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA's academies are equipped with high tech training facilities and offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
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$3.55
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announced 11/6/2013 via Reuters

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, will acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited

synopsis: Academies Australasia Group Ltd has agreed to acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited. DFL Education owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. It offers English, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target parent: DFL Caribbean Holdings Limited
target: DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited
DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
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$0.89
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closed 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Empire Beauty Schools, Inc., purchased 51 accredited cosmetology schools from Regis Corporation

synopsis: Empire Beauty Schools has completed the merger of its accredited cosmetology schools with the accredited cosmetology schools of Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, to form Empire Education Group. The new company is the largest beauty school operator in North America.
buyer: Empire Beauty Schools, Inc.
With a heritage of more than 70 years of quality cosmetology education, Empire Education Group, headquartered in Pottsville, PA, is one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. "
seller: Regis Corporation (RGS:$962.34)
Regis Corporation is the beauty industry's global leader in salons, hair restoration centers and education. As of December 31, 2006, the company owned or franchised 11,713 worldwide locations; which included 11,570 beauty salons, 88 hair restoration centers and 55 beauty schools.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

DoubleDigit, acquired Universidad Creativa

synopsis: Costa Rican agency DoubleDigit acquired Universidad Creativa (UCreativa). UCreativa, based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: DoubleDigit
DoubleDigit is a data-driven online content production company that provides customized content solutions and specializes in website, apps, social content creation and development. DoubleDigit is based in Costa Rica. "
target: Universidad Creativa
Universidad Creativa (UCreativa), based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stadio Holdings Limited, acquired LISOF Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Stadio Holdings, a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education, has acquired LISOF, the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. LISOF offers their students a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Stadio Holdings Limited (:$27.64)
Stadio Holdings is a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education. They aim to widen access to post-school learning opportunities for southern African school-leavers and adults through contact and distance learning. "
target: LISOF Proprietary Limited
LISOF is the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Students can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
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announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, will acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

synopsis: The LCI Education network (LCI), a network of post-secondary institutions, is acquiring The Art Institute of Vancouver, an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design and more.
buyer: LCI Education
Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. "
target parent: Education Management Corp.
target: The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Market Watch

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Istituto Marangoni

synopsis: Career Education Corporation has sold Istituto Marangoni to an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Istituto Marangoni is headquartered in Milan, Italy with additional locations in Paris, France, and London, England, providing education to students primarily in the areas of fashion and design.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is a post-secondary fashion and design school with locations Milan, London, and Paris. Istituto Marangoni offers undergraduate and graduate level diploma programs in fashion design and other related fields.
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Career Education Corporation, acquired Istituto Marangoni

synopsis: Career Education Corporation has acquired Istituto Marangoni, a world-renowned post-secondary fashion and design school with locations in three prominent international fashion capitals: Milan, London, and Paris. The acquisition expands CEC’s European operations and marks its entry into the Italian market.
buyer: Career Education Corporation (CECO:$0.00)
Career Education Corporation offers high quality education to approximately 100,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. The 80-plus campuses that serve these students offer doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs. "
target: Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is a post-secondary fashion and design school with locations Milan, London, and Paris. Istituto Marangoni, which has approximately 1,500 students, offers undergraduate and graduate level diploma programs in fashion design and other related fields.
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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 7/15/2009 via BusinessWire

APOGEE Life Style, LLC., acquired Power Pilates

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