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announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The company's mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. The Tutor.com community of more than 2,500 professional experts has delivered more than 8 million one-to-one tutoring and professional development sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning.
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$40
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closed 12/18/2007 via Company Press Release

Intel Capital, MMV Financial Inc., purchased a minority stake in Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: Tutor.com, a leader in live, on demand tutoring services, today announced new venture investments of $13.5 million to fund expansion of Tutor.com Direct, the company's on demand tutoring service for students and families.
buyer: Intel Capital
buyer: MMV Financial Inc.
MMV Financial provides creative debt financing solutions directly to early to mid-stage technology and life sciences companies with a focus on the Canadian and North American sectors. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million 1-to-1 tutoring sessions.
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$14
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closed 11/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

eDynamic Learning, acquired Greenways Academy

synopsis: eDynamic Learning, North America’s largest provider of digital curriculum for electives and Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for schools, has acquired Greenways Academy, an online virtual school program that supports students who learn from home for a variety of reasons.
buyer: eDynamic Learning
eDynamic Learning is a teacher-founded company with a mission of helping students find their passion through Career and Technical Education (CTE) and career-focused elective digital curriculum. The company offers over 200 award-winning courses for grades 6-12. "
target: Greenways Academy
Greenways Academy is an online virtual school program that supports students who learn from home for a variety of reasons. This can include athletics, acting, a medical condition, stress and anxiety, bullying, or they simply find greater success by working online at their own pace.
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announced 8/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Multiversity Group, will acquire Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma

synopsis: The Multiversity Group, one of the largest educational groups in Italy, will acquire Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma from the San Raffaele Group, a leading healthcare provider in Italy. Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma is an online private university in Italy. They offer courses for various bachelors and masters degrees.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Multiversity Group
Multiversity is one of the largest educational groups in Italy. Multiversity operates two private online universities, Pegaso and Mercatorum, a certification entity, Certipass and a number of academies as well as an international lifelong learning higher education institution based in Malta. "
target parent: San Raffaele Group
target: Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma
Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma is an online private university in Italy. Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma provides e-learning services to more than 8,000 students. They offer courses for various bachelors and masters degrees.
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closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Skill & You, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: Primary Capital Partners is pleased to announce the sale of UK-based ICS Learn, a leading online professional education platform, to Skill and You, a French vocational e-learning provider. ICS Learn provides online professional training in the areas of human resources, accounting and leadership and management.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: Skill & You
Skill & You is a high-growth leader in online vocational learning in France and Spain, providing online courses to over 120,000 students. The company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. "
target parent: Primary Capital Partners LLP
target: ICS Learn
ICS Learn provides online professional training, accredited by industry-leading awarding bodies in sectors including Human Resources, Accounting and Leadership and Management. ICS employs a digital-only business model, using best-in-class technology to deliver training across B2B and B2C markets.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Galileo Global Education, acquired AKAD University

synopsis: Galileo Global Education, an international provider of higher education, has acquired AKAD University from AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA. AKAD is Germany's oldest state-recognised private distance learning university and specialises in time- and location-independent distance learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education is an international provider of higher education with an offer that spans from applied arts, fashion, design and digital/Internet to business and medicine. The group is present in over 91 campuses in 13 countries around the world and has over 170,000 enrolled students. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: AKAD University
AKAD is the first private long-distance university in Germany and one of the largest providers of distance learning. It offers more than 80 part-time distance learning courses with Bachelor's, Master's and MBA degrees and more than 100 continuing education options.
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$51
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired Code Republic

synopsis: Picsart, the world’s leading digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app worldwide, announced that it has acquired the learning platform Code Republic. Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
buyer: PicsArt
Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: Code Republic
Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Yellowbrick, acquired Animation Mentor

synopsis: New York-based education platform Yellowbrick has acquired Animation Mentor, the leading online animation school founded by renowned professional animators behind the biggest hits from Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Industrial Light & Magic.
buyer: Yellowbrick
Yellowbrick is a global leader in online education and career exploration for the Arts, Media, Sports, and Entertainment industries. The company develops exciting, accessible online programs in collaboration with top brands and world-renowned universities. "
target: Animation Mentor
Animation Mentor is the original, online animation school. Its students learn directly from working industry professionals – with more instructors from major studios than any other school – and get the one on one time they need to prepare for a successful career in the Animation Industry.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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announced 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Skill & You

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners, an asset management firm in France. Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Andera Partners
target: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You connects learners to high-quality courses and instructors to help them develop the skills they need for personal and professional success. The platform offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
price ($mm)
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$139
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0.0x
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closed 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Quad-C Management, Inc., acquired Learners Edge

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners has successfully sold its equity interests in Learners Edge to Quad-C Management, Inc. Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002.
buyer: Quad-C Management, Inc.
Quad-C is a middle market private equity firm focused on investing in well-established business and consumer services, healthcare, industrials specialty distribution, and transportation and logistics companies. Quad-C has invested over $3 billion of capital in more than 65 platform companies. "
target parent: L Squared Capital Partners
target: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

CAPZA, acquired IMF Business School

synopsis: CAPZA, a European private investment platform, has acquired a majority stake in IMF International Business School, an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals.
buyer: CAPZA
CAPZA is a European private investment platform. CAPZA offers financing solutions to small & mid cap companies at every stage of their development. With €3 billion of assets, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for investing in businesses at the service of investors in Europe and around the world."
target: IMF Business School
IMF Business School is an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals. They offer courses for engineering and technology, HR, marketing, economics, health, and more.
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closed 1/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Elder Research, Inc., acquired Statistics.com

synopsis: Elder Research, a results-driven data science consulting firm serving government agencies, has acquired Statistics.com, a leading pioneer in online analytics education with over 80 courses and over 15,000 students.
buyer: Elder Research, Inc.
Elder Research is a results-driven data science consulting firm serving government agencies. More than 80 expert data scientists and engineers specialize in focused analytics strategy development, deploying high-performance data science solutions, and skills training for their clients. "
target: Statistics.com
Statistics.com is a leading pioneer in online analytics education with over 80 courses and over 15,000 students. Statistics.com offers academic and professional education in statistics, analytics, and data science at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

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

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

American InterContinental University, acquired Trident University International LLC

synopsis: American InterContinental University (AIU), a for-profit university that offers online and on-campus education, has acquired Trident University International (TUI) from Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm. TUI is an online university offering regionally accredited degrees at the doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates levels.
buyer parent: Career Education Corporation
buyer: American InterContinental University
Founded in 1970, American InterContinental University (AIU) is a for-profit university that offers online and on-campus education. AIU provides over 45 Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs and specializations that students can choose from. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Trident University International LLC
Trident University International (TUI) is an online university offering regionally accredited degrees at the doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates levels. TUI provides an exceptional online educational experience for adult learners and members of the military family.
price ($mm)
$37
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$46
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$9
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0.8x
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4.1x
closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Ashworth College

synopsis: Penn Foster, which partners with leading employers to attract, develop, and retain talent for middle-skill jobs, announced its acquisition of Ashworth College, an accredited online institution offering degree and certificate programs in fast-growing fields, as well as high school diplomas.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching. "
target parent: Sterling Partners
target: Ashworth College
Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 145 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services and more.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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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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announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
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closed 9/16/2004 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Walden University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., (NASDAQ:LAUR), today announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Walden University, giving the Company 100% ownership of its fastest growing subsidiary. Walden University will be the centerpiece of Laureate Online, the new name of the Company's online higher education division.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target parent: Laureate Education
target: Walden University
Walden University has been the leading provider of quality higher education at a distance for over three decades. With students from more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, we understand what adult learners need to succeed. Walden combines the highest academic standards of an accredited un
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closed 3/11/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, has acquired ACAMS, the global leader in training and certifications for anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention professionals.
buyer: Wendel Group (ENXTPA:MF:$8,870.84)
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the global leader in training and certifications for anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention professionals.
price ($mm)
$488
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$83
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$18
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announced 1/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Colibri Group, will acquire Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Colibri Group, a Gridiron Capital company, is to acquire Becker Professional Education and OnCourse Learning. Becker provides CPA Exam Review, CMA Exam Review and CPE (Continued Professional Education). OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training.
buyer parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
buyer: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by its proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Becker Professional Education
Becker provides CPA Exam Review, CMA Exam Review and CPE (Continued Professional Education) with expert instructors, high-quality content, flexible learning formats including on-demand resources and webcasts. OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training.
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announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BusinessWire

YDUQS, will acquire Adtalem Educacional do Brasil

synopsis: Adtalem Global Education, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has signed an agreement to sell its Brazilian portfolio, Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, a global education provider, to YDUQS, the second largest education company in Brazil.
buyer: YDUQS
YDUQS is Brazil's second largest private higher education organization. YDUQS offers graduate, masters, technical courses, and other related programs. YDUQS serves over 570 thousand students through their 10 university centers and 37 higher education schools. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Adtalem Educacional do Brasil
Adtalem Educacional do Brasil is a global education provider. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Educacional do Brasil currently operates 13 educational institutions nationwide.
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$472
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$215
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$47
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10.1x
closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., purchased Financial Services Business from OnCourse Learning

synopsis: Adtalem Global Education has acquired the financial services division of OnCourse Learning. The division includes sub-brands such as BankersEdge and Total Training Solutions, leading providers of compliance training to the banking and credit union markets, as well as OnCourse Learning’s mortgage licensing and continuing education programs.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
seller parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
seller: OnCourse Learning
The acquisition includes the financial services portfolio of OnCourse Learning, including BankersEdge and Total Training Solutions, leading providers of compliance training to the banking and credit union markets, as well as OnCourse Learning’s mortgage licensing and continuing education programs.
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$121
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$31
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3.9x
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kroton Educacional S.A., acquired Sociedade Educacional da Paraiba Ltda

synopsis: The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) approved the acquisition of 100% of the shares representing the capital stock of Sociedade Educacional da Paraiba Ltda (SEPA) by Kroton Educacional. SEPA offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the city of João Pessoa (PB) and is fully owned by the Adtalem.
buyer: Kroton Educacional S.A. (KROT3:$1,443.80)
Kroton Educacional is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, with a trajectory of over 50 years rendering services in the Primary & Secondary education segment and over 15 years in Postsecondary Education. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Sociedade Educacional da Paraiba Ltda
Sociedade Educacional da Paraiba Ltda (SEPA) offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the city of João Pessoa, Brazil, and is fully owned by the Adtalem Group, which has 18 higher education institutions in the country.
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announced 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

San Joaquin Valley College, will acquire Carrington College

synopsis: San Joaquin Valley College, an accredited private college, will acquire Carrington College from Adtalem Global Education, a leading global education provider. Carrington College is a network of private colleges. The college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the nursing, medical, dental, veterinary, and criminal justice fields.
buyer: San Joaquin Valley College
San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is an accredited private college that provides career-focused curriculum and instruction to its students. SJVC offers more than 20 accelerated certificate and associate of science degree programs in the medical, business and technical fields. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Carrington College
Carrington College is a network of private colleges. The college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the nursing, medical, dental, veterinary, and criminal justice fields. Carrington College's focus is to help their students change their life for the better through education.
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announced 12/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Cogswell College, will acquire DeVry University

synopsis: Adtalem Global Education, a leading global education provider, announced that it has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management to Cogswell Education LLC, a company that has significant experience in higher education.
buyer: Cogswell College
Cogswell Education is the owner of Cogswell College, the second oldest operating college in California, and a regionally accredited institution offering bachelor’s degrees as well as certificate programs. They are for-profit. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: DeVry University
DeVry University is an American for-profit college. The school was founded in 1931 and as of October 2017, DeVry had a total enrollment of 36,653 with a 4-year graduation rate of 18 percent. The chain has closed or is in the process of closing 48 campuses.
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announced 6/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

DeVry Brasil, will acquire FACIMP - Faculdade de Imperatriz

synopsis: Devry Brasil has agreed to purchase Faculdade de Imperatriz (FACIMP), located in the city of the same name in Brazil. FACIMP has about 2,000 students and offers 10 undergraduate courses.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil operates educational institutions. Its educational institutions offer graduate and undergraduate programs. The company also offers English courses, mathematics programs, and nursing and psychology courses. "
target: FACIMP - Faculdade de Imperatriz
Faculdade de Imperatriz (Facimp), based in Imperatriz, Brazil, is a university with about 2,000 students that offers 10 undergraduate courses.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
price ($mm)
$330
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

DeVry Education Group, Kaizen Private Equity, acquired EduPristine

synopsis: Education firm DeVry has teamed up with sector-focused private equity firm Kaizen to acquire a majority stake in professional certification and skill development focused player EduPristine. EduPristine offers professional certifications and skills training through 20 locations, with a focus on finance, accounting, digital marketing and analytics.
buyer: DeVry Education Group (DV:$1,192.47)
buyer: Kaizen Private Equity
DeVry Education Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. Kaizen is a private equity firm that invests in businesses that transform human capital. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: EduPristine
EduPristine is India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance (like CFA, FRM and PRM), Accounting (CPA and CMA) and Analytics (Business Analytics and Big Data and Hadoop). It was founded by industry professionals in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2015 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, acquired Grupo Ibmec

synopsis: DeVry Education Group, a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has acquired 96.4 percent of Grupo Ibmec Educacional S.A., a nationally recognized educational institution. Ibmec operates campuses located in Rio de Janerio, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, and in Campinas, where it operates under the name Metrocamp.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil operates educational institutions. Its educational institutions offer graduate and undergraduate programs. The company also offers English courses, mathematics programs, and nursing and psychology courses. "
target: Grupo Ibmec
Grupo Ibmec Educacional S/A provides postsecondary education in Brazil. The company owns and operates Veris and Ibmec Rio, Belo Horizonte, and Brasília universities. Grupo Ibmec Educacional S/A is based in based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
price ($mm)
$177*
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Faculdade Ideal

synopsis: DeVry Education Group, a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has entered into an agreement to acquire Faculdade Ideal (Faci). Located in Belém, Pará in northern Brazil, Faci offers undergraduate programs in high-demand career fields such as law, education, accounting, technology and engineering.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates nine educational institutions. Together, these institutions provide services to over 36,000 students across 15 campuses and offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, healthcare, law, engineering and technology. "
target: Faculdade Ideal
Faculdade Ideal (Faci) is located in Belém, Pará in northern Brazil. Faci currently serves approximately 2,500 students and offers undergraduate programs in high-demand career fields such as law, education, accounting, technology and engineering.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/17/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Damasio Educacional SA

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio serves more than 50,000 students.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates nine educational institutions. Together, these institutions provide services to over 36,000 students across 15 campuses and offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, healthcare, law, engineering and technology. "
target: Damasio Educacional SA
Damásio Educacional is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio has a 44-year history in Brazil and serves more than 50,000 students through a network of approximately 220 learning centers and through distance learning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Faculdade Martha Falcão

synopsis: DeVry Education Group, a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has entered into an agreement to acquire Faculdade Martha Falcão. FMF currently offers undergraduate and graduate programs in high-demand career fields such as business, accounting, law, information technology and engineering.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates seven educational institutions in the country’s northeastern region. These institutions provide services to more than 33,000 students on 12 campuses and offer undergraduate and graduate programs focused on business, healthcare, law and engineering. "
target: Faculdade Martha Falcão
Located in the city of Manaus in the state of Amazonas in northern Brazil, FMF currently serves approximately 3,500 students and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in high-demand career fields such as business, accounting, law, information technology and engineering.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/3/2014 via PR Web

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

synopsis: Connections Education, a leading K-12 virtual education provider, has acquired the education products and service assets of Advanced Academics (AAI), an e-learning provider serving grades 6-12 and part of DeVry Education Group Inc.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally. "
target parent: DeVry Inc.
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2013 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., acquired Faculdade Diferencial Integral

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced it has completed the acquisition of Faculdade Diferencial Integral, located in Piaui, Brazil. Facid currently serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: Faculdade Diferencial Integral
Faculdade Diferencial Integral (Facid) is located in the state of Piaui, Brazil. Facid serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of Falcon Physician Reviews. Falcon offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.
Falcon Physician Reviews offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., will acquire Faculdade Boa Viagem

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Faculdade Boa Viagem (FBV). FBV offers undergraduate, graduate and master's degree programs in business, law, engineering, communication, culinary, hospitality, fashion design, and information technology.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: Faculdade Boa Viagem
Faculdade Boa Viagem serves about 5,800 students and offers undergraduate, graduate and master's degree programs in business, law, engineering, communication, culinary, hospitality, fashion design, and information technology at three campuses located in the city of Recife.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
price ($mm)
$1,480
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Alura, acquired Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista

synopsis: Alura, the largest online technology school in Brazil, has acquired Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista (FIAP), an undergraduate and graduate technology college in Brazil. FIAP has 3 campuses and provides education to over 10,000 students. They offer degrees for cybersecurity, AI, information systems, software development and more.
buyer: Alura
Alura is the largest online technology school in Brazil. Alura helps people to improve their skills and become a technology professional. They offer over 1,385 technology courses for coding, DevOps, UX & design, mobile development, front-end development, data science, and more. "
target: Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista
Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista (FIAP) is an undergraduate and graduate technology college in Brazil. FIAP operates three campuses and provides education services to over 10,000 students. They offer degrees for cybersecurity, AI, information systems, software development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Multiversity Group, will acquire Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma

synopsis: The Multiversity Group, one of the largest educational groups in Italy, will acquire Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma from the San Raffaele Group, a leading healthcare provider in Italy. Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma is an online private university in Italy. They offer courses for various bachelors and masters degrees.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Multiversity Group
Multiversity is one of the largest educational groups in Italy. Multiversity operates two private online universities, Pegaso and Mercatorum, a certification entity, Certipass and a number of academies as well as an international lifelong learning higher education institution based in Malta. "
target parent: San Raffaele Group
target: Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma
Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma is an online private university in Italy. Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma provides e-learning services to more than 8,000 students. They offer courses for various bachelors and masters degrees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2022 via BNC Analysis

ACE Education, acquired Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe

synopsis: Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe (EIDM) has been acquired by the Ace Education to continue the group’s expansion in France. EIDM is an international academic institution whose Fashion Business/Management is comprehensively provided by providing multidisciplinary programs from Bachelor to Masters.
buyer: ACE Education
ACE Education is a leading private vocational higher education platform in France and Spain. ACE is a diversified higher education group with over 20 campuses and over 4,000 students, and operates under four brands: AMOS, ESBS, ESDAC and CMH. "
target: Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe
Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe (EIDM) is an international academic institution whose Fashion Business/Management is comprehensively provided by providing multidisciplinary programs from Bachelor to Masters, to meet the high aspirations of the Fashion Industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2022 via PR Newswire

Universal Technical Institute, will acquire Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Universal Technical Institute, Inc., a provider of transportation and technical training programs, will acquire Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. from Liberty Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm. Concorde is a provider of healthcare education programs. They offer programs for nursing, dental hygiene, and other direct patient care fields.
buyer: Universal Technical Institute (:$388.41)
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a leading provider of transportation and technical training programs. UTI provides technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, CNC machinists and welders. "
target parent: Liberty Partners
target: Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges is a leading provider of healthcare education programs. Concorde is focused on preparing students for successful professions in the healthcare sector. The company offers diploma and degree programs across nursing, dental hygiene, and other direct patient care fields.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
3.8x
closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Galileo Global Education, acquired AKAD University

synopsis: Galileo Global Education, an international provider of higher education, has acquired AKAD University from AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA. AKAD is Germany's oldest state-recognised private distance learning university and specialises in time- and location-independent distance learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education is an international provider of higher education with an offer that spans from applied arts, fashion, design and digital/Internet to business and medicine. The group is present in over 91 campuses in 13 countries around the world and has over 170,000 enrolled students. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: AKAD University
AKAD is the first private long-distance university in Germany and one of the largest providers of distance learning. It offers more than 80 part-time distance learning courses with Bachelor's, Master's and MBA degrees and more than 100 continuing education options.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2022 via PR Newswire

China Liberal Education Holdings Limited, acquired Wanwang Investment Limited

synopsis: China Liberal Education Holdings Limited, a China-based company that provides smart campus solutions and other educational services, has acquired Wanwang Investment Limited, the operator of an independent three-year college and a four-year college in China with a total student enrollment of over 4,200.
buyer: China Liberal Education Holdings Limited (CLEU:$3.91)
China Liberal, headquartered in Beijing, is an educational services provider in China. It provides a wide range of services, including those under sino-foreign jointly managed academic programs; overseas study consulting services; tailored job readiness training to graduating students; and more. "
target: Wanwang Investment Limited
Wanwang Investment Limited operates an independent three-year college and a four-year college through its subsidiaries, which were formed by a public school but operated as private schools.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired Code Republic

synopsis: Picsart, the world’s leading digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app worldwide, announced that it has acquired the learning platform Code Republic. Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
buyer: PicsArt
Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: Code Republic
Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/24/2022 via PR Newswire

Elite Education Group International Limited, will acquire EduGlobal College

synopsis: Elite Education Group International Limited, a provider of comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students interested in college and university programs in the US, Canada and the UK, is to acquire EduGlobal College, a private college located in the metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
buyer: Elite Education Group International Limited
Elite Education Group, through its subsidiaries Quest Holding International LLC and Highrim Holding International Limited, provides comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students interested in university and college degree programs in the US, Canada and the UK. "
target parent: Canada EduGlobal Holdings Inc.
target: EduGlobal College
EduGlobal College is a private college located in the metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.79 [$0.95]*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cedergrenska AB, will acquire Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB

synopsis: Cedergrenska, an education group based in Sweden, is acquiring Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB, an independent school that offers university preparatory and vocational preparation programs. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Växjö, Sweden.
buyer: Cedergrenska AB (OM:CEDER:$58.20)
Cedergrenska is an education group that conducts education of the highest quality for children and students from preschool to post-secondary education. Cedergrenska operates in Sweden. "
target: Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB
Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB is an independent school that offers university preparatory and vocational preparation programs. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Växjö, Sweden.
price ($mm)
$5.04
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

synopsis: EDH, a private higher education group controlled by Quilvest alongside IK and management, acquires ESEC. Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target parent: Hildegarde
target: ESEC SARL
Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. Located in the heart of Paris and recognized by the Ministry of Culture, ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

synopsis: Afya Participações is to acquire UNIGRANRIO, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: UNIGRANRIO
UNIGRANRIO is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
price ($mm)
$131
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry Barnard School will be merged with The Providence Country Day School,

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

synopsis: Ardian, a world-leading French private equity house, has acquired a majority stake in AD Education alongside Kevin Guenegan, founder and CEO of the group, as well as the management team. Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$103 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts. AD Education covers four main sub-segments: Design & Graphical Arts, Media & Digital, Audiovisual, and Culture & Luxury.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Westcliff University formally announced the acquisition of Western State College of Law, now recognized as Western State College of Law at Westcliff University. As the oldest law school in Orange County, Calif., Western State is a highly regarded institution with graduates serving as successful trial lawyers, and top judges.
buyer: Westcliff University
Westcliff University is an innovative international higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the global business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, and STEM. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

synopsis: GFH Financial Group (GFH) announced that it, alongside its strategic partners, has successfully completed the acquisition of AMA International University-Bahrain (AMAIUB), further building the Group’s local and regional education portfolio. AMAIUB has quickly grown to be a leading provider of higher education for local and regional students.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$266.02)
GFH is one of the most recognised financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: AMA International University
AMA International University-Bahrain offers undergraduate degree programmes namely: Bachelor of Sciences in Business Informatics, International Studies, Computer Science, Informatics Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/29/2020 via Company Press Release

American Public Education, Inc., will acquire Rasmussen College, Inc.

synopsis: American Public Education, Inc. – parent company of online learning provider American Public University System and on-ground, pre-licensure Hondros College of Nursing – will acquire Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College), a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving in the US.
buyer: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI:$297.69)
American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is a leading provider of higher learning dedicated to preparing students all over the world. APEI offers academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through Hondros College of Nursing. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Rasmussen College, Inc.
Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College) is a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving over 18,000 students at its 24 campuses across six states and online. Rasmussen is one of the largest providers of pre-licensure nursing programs in the United States.
price ($mm)
$329
rev ($mm)
$256
EBITDA ($mm)
$43
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.7x

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Ticker: LAUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,977.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.12
EBIT ($mm)
$278.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41000
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Ticker: BME:PRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.62
EBIT ($mm)
$24.32
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
1830
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VTRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitru Limited
Vitru Limited
Vitru is the leading pure distance learning education group in the postsecondary distance learning market in Brazil. Through its invested companies, Vitru provides a complete pedagogical ecosystem focused on hybrid distance learning experience for undergraduates and continuing education students.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$120.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.68
EBIT ($mm)
$14.90
Net Income ($mm)
$13.46
Employees
0
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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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: OTCBB:ASPU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspen University
Aspen University
Aspen University’s mission is to offer any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: TSE:6096
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: NSEI:VERANDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
409
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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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: KOSDAQ:A215200
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MegaStudy
MegaStudyEdu Co., Ltd. provides online and offline educational services in South Korea. The company offers higher, secondary, and elementary education services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$152.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.58
EBIT ($mm)
$2.61
Net Income ($mm)
$2.76
Employees
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Ticker: JSE:ADH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADvTECH Group
ADvTECH Group
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$293.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$56.66
EBIT ($mm)
$46.13
Net Income ($mm)
$23.58
Employees
6941
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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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: OTCPK:AMBO.Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambow Education
Ambow Education
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2358
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Ticker: LAUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,977.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.12
EBIT ($mm)
$278.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41000
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Ticker: COCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,480.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.40
EBIT ($mm)
$23.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12650
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Ticker: DV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adtalem Global Education Inc.
Adtalem Global Education Inc.
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,192.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$247.11
EBIT ($mm)
$180.45
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4426
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Ticker: ESI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: BOVESPA:CSED3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Committed to education since 1965, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has consolidated itself as the fourth largest teaching group in Brazil. Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional offers quality academic-professional training through 14 higher education institutions with recognized local brands.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$345.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.01
EBIT ($mm)
$43.36
Net Income ($mm)
$2.84
Employees
0
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Ticker: APEI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc. is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$297.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.91
EBIT ($mm)
$33.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$253.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.10
EBIT ($mm)
$21.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.90
EBIT ($mm)
$42.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.84
Employees
7100
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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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: BME:PRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.62
EBIT ($mm)
$24.32
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
1830
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VTRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitru Limited
Vitru Limited
Vitru is the leading pure distance learning education group in the postsecondary distance learning market in Brazil. Through its invested companies, Vitru provides a complete pedagogical ecosystem focused on hybrid distance learning experience for undergraduates and continuing education students.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$120.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.68
EBIT ($mm)
$14.90
Net Income ($mm)
$13.46
Employees
0
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