Like Education Station LLC

closed 8/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Education Station LLC

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a prominent national education company delivering before- and after-school educational enrichment programs through its School Partnerships Division, announced its acquisition of Education Station, LLC, one of the leading providers of No Child Left Behind supplemental educational services.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target parent: Educate, Inc.
target: Education Station LLC
Education Station is the nation's leading provider of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) supplemental educational services (SES) for schools and school districts.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
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announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$133.75)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$8.70*
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
19.0x
closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Satt, Inc., acquired Mana.bo

synopsis: SATT announced that it has purchased all shares of Mana.bo Inc. Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
buyer: SATT, Inc.
SATT, based in Tokyo, provides smart TLEC 3 (Smart Trek 3), a tool to easily create lecture-type e-learning content from presentation files created with Microsoft PowerPoint. "
target: Mana.bo
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
price ($mm)
$85
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announced 9/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

synopsis: With Us Corp, an owner and operator of tutoring and preparatory schools in Japan, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities.
buyer: With Us Corp (JASDAQ:9696:$134.56)
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams. "
target: Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.
Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities. Students that have attended the company's private tutoring schools have a high rate of passing exams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 7/5/2017 via Bloomberg

Yukon Capital Partners, acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Yukon Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd., a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Yukon Capital Partners
Founded in 2014, Yukon Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.
Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd. is a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

J-STAR Co., Ltd., will acquire Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tokyo-based private equity firm J-STAR will buy the tutoring business of Japan’s Alpha Corporation. Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan.
buyer: J-STAR Co., Ltd.
J-STAR is an independent and partner-owned Japanese alternative asset manager with $300 million of assets under management. Founded in 2006 in Tokyo, J-STAR has grown into one of the most successful investment firms in Asia, with 17 skilled and experienced professionals "
target: Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.
Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan. Alpha Corporation operates 16 private tutoring schools in Sapporo, Japan.
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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Schülerhilfe

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has agreed to acquire the business and operations of ZGS Verwaltungs GmbH ('Schuelerhilfe'), from its current majority shareholders Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (AIM:OCL:$108.70)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
target: Schülerhilfe
Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria. Established in 1974, and headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Schuelerhilfe provides small-group tutoring through a network of over 1,000 branches in Germany and Austria.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$69
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
2.5x
closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

At-Home Tutoring Services, acquired TutaPoint

synopsis: TutaPoint, a leading tutoring firm that offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages, has been acquired by At-Home Tutoring Services. At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in Early Childhood to college.
buyer: At-Home Tutoring Services
At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in grades Early Childhood through high school and college. They cover all academic subjects and test preparation for standardized tests. "
target: TutaPoint
TutaPoint offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages. TutaPoint's proprietary virtual classrooms feature live video, audio, whiteboard and chat.
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announced 9/20/2015 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, will acquire Firstleap Education

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstleap Education, which provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Firstleap Education
Firstleap provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers. It now serves more than 20,000 students in over 20 cities in China.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

ESM Group, acquired Tutorpedia

synopsis: Sacramento-based ESM Group has completed the purchase of San Francisco based tutoring company, Tutorpedia. Both companies specialize in preparing high school students for college entrance exams. ESM bought the name, assets and brand of Tutorpedia.
buyer: ESM Group
ESM Group is a Sacramento-based tutoring company. Launched in 1999, ESM offers college admissions counseling for high school students, as well as tutoring and test preparation. "
target: Tutorpedia
Tutorpedia serves the private and public tutoring needs of families and individuals throughout the Bay Area. They are a personal, comprehensive tutoring resource that connects students in grades K-12 to tutors for academic help.
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closed 6/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Xueda Education Group merged with Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd,

synopsis: Xueda Education Group, a leading national provider of personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China, announced the completion of its merger with Xueda Acquisition Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd.
buyer: Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd (SZSE:000526:$3.82)
Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the operation of real estate leasing business. The Company’s main business activities include merchandise sales, provision of technical services, real estate leasing, property management and others. "
target: Xueda Education Group (XUE:$347.39)
Xueda Education Group is a leading national provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China with a focus on offering personalized tutoring services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$345 [$135]
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired University Instructors

synopsis: Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced it has acquired University Instructors, Inc. (UI), a provider of K-12 flexible learning solutions. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, UI delivers K-12 school support solutions in core subject areas. The company's K-12 Flexible Learning Solutions are tailored to meet a school's specific needs.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health and human services, and other state and municipal government clients. The firm was established in 1986 and has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. "
target: University Instructors
University Instructors, Inc. provides education services and academic programs for schools, teachers, and students in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It offers school programs, including specific tutoring, inclusion programs, and lab tutoring services.
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closed 10/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, acquired ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH

synopsis: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a leading German private equity company, has bought a majority stake in private tutoring services provider ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH in a management buyout.
buyer: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DB:DBAN:$88.86)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG ("DBAG") is a leading German private equity company. Since 1965, DBAG has been a preferred partner for equity funding of successful companies whose products and services have made them leaders in their markets. "
target: ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH
ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH is the largest provider of private tutoring services in Germany and Austria with 1,050 company-owned and franchised centres operating under the name of “Schülerhilfe”.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$57
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Web

California Tutor Network merged with WebWise Tutors,

synopsis: WebWiseTutors, LLC, a premier provider of online tutoring services, is pleased to announce a merger with California Tutor Network, Inc., a leading online tutoring solution in California. WebWise Tutors is now in a unique position to take advantage of the thriving online tutoring industry.
buyer: WebWise Tutors
WebWise Tutors offers a full array of online tutoring services to elementary, special education, middle school and high school students, as well as post-secondary, international, military and adult learners. "
target: California Tutor Network
California Tutor Network is a leading provider of online tutoring solutions in California.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

New York Tutor Company, acquired New York Tutor Company

synopsis: Andrew Stone acquired control of 88.89% of New York Tutor Company's total issued and outstanding common stock. New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It provides private sessions and group sessions for various subjects, including history, language arts, mathematics, science, and social sciences.
buyer: New York Tutor Company
New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It offers private tutoring sessions, as well as small group sessions. It offers a wide range of academic subjects, including US, World, European and Art History, and Social Studies, as well as Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. "
target: New York Tutor Company
New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It offers private tutoring sessions, as well as small group sessions. It offers a wide range of academic subjects, including US, World, European and Art History, and Social Studies, as well as Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.02 [$0.08]*
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, acquired Studienkreis

synopsis: Aurelius is acquiring the Studienkreis Group from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsholding GmbH & Co. The Studienkreis Group provides extra tuition for children aged between six and 18 attending primary and secondary schools. The company has an excellent position in the German-speaking market and enjoys a high level of brand awareness.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe mbH
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students between ages of six and 18. The company offers language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Aristotle Circle, Inc., acquired Peer2Peer Tutors, Inc.

synopsis: Aristotle Circle, Inc., the leading national expert network for school admissions, announced its acquisition of Peer2Peer Tutors, Inc., the largest peer tutoring company in the country. Aristotle Circle will expand Peer2Peer's tutoring model to new markets including New York City's tri-state area and Boston.
buyer: Aristotle Circle, Inc.
Aristotle Circle is an innovative advisory service that unlocks the power and passion of students by delivering personal, actionable and superior guidance and educational support. Its goal is to optimize and demystify the school admissions process. "
target: Peer2Peer Tutors, Inc.
Peer2Peer provides tutoring services on any K-12 subject to students in the northeast. Peer2Peer's tutors have a minimum GPA average of 3.8, and an average SAT score of 2100. Twenty-five percent of all tutors are national merit scholars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 3/7/2008 via

JMI Equity Fund, will acquire Catapult Learning LLC

synopsis: JMI Equity acquired a stake in Catapult Learning LLC, a Philadelphia-based provider of tutoring and other supplemental education services to public, private and parochial schools.
buyer: JMI Equity Fund
JMI Equity, based in San Diego and Baltimore, is a private equity firm exclusively focused on investments in the software and business services industries. "
target parent: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
target: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students.
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closed 8/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Education Station LLC

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a prominent national education company delivering before- and after-school educational enrichment programs through its School Partnerships Division, announced its acquisition of Education Station, LLC, one of the leading providers of No Child Left Behind supplemental educational services.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target parent: Educate, Inc.
target: Education Station LLC
Education Station is the nation's leading provider of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) supplemental educational services (SES) for schools and school districts.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$33
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0.2x
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announced 7/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Partners Group Holding AG, will acquire Knowledge Universe Early-Childhood Educational Business

synopsis: Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, will acquire Knowledge Universe's US early-childhood education (ECE) business. The ECE business is the largest for-profit provider of early childhood education in the US and the parent company of KinderCare Learning Centers, Children’s Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) and Champions.
buyer: Partners Group Holding AG (SWX:PGHN:$1,024.21)
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager with over EUR 30 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: Knowledge Universe Early-Childhood Educational Business
Knowledge Universe's Early Childhood Educational Business is the largest for-profit provider of early childhood education in the US and the parent company of KinderCare Learning Centers, as well as the brands Children’s Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) and Champions.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$150
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EV / EBITDA
10.0x
cancelled 3/19/2009 via Bloomberg

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation had made a proposal of $13.50 per share which was not accepted by the Nobel Learning Communities Board of Directors. On March 18, 2009, KLC was notified by letter that the Nobel Board of Directors had rejected its March 10th proposal.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC) is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation.
price ($mm)
$189
rev ($mm)
$206
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
0.9x
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9.8x
closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Cambridge Education, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a leading national provider of early childhood education and care, announced its acquisition of the assets of Cambridge Education, Inc. and its schools. The acquisition will include a total of four Florida-based Cambridge Schools in Wellington, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Weston.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC) is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target: Cambridge Education, Inc.
Cambridge Schools provide an enriching educational experience children ages two through five with a customized, well-balanced and integrated curriculum that promotes learning and development in all areas.
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closed 8/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Education Station LLC

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a prominent national education company delivering before- and after-school educational enrichment programs through its School Partnerships Division, announced its acquisition of Education Station, LLC, one of the leading providers of No Child Left Behind supplemental educational services.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target parent: Educate, Inc.
target: Education Station LLC
Education Station is the nation's leading provider of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) supplemental educational services (SES) for schools and school districts.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$33
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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announced 12/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire Giraffe Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, is to acquire Giraffe Childcare, a company that operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Giraffe Childcare
Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie, will acquire ELFA Preschool

synopsis: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM), an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong, will acquire ELFA Preschool, a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
buyer: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SEHK:8363:$9.26)
SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM) is an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong. SDM offers ballet and jazz courses for children between the ages of 1 and 16. SDM also provides over 300 performance opportunities to students annually to help them build confidence, friendships and team spirit. "
target: ELFA Preschool
ELFA Preschool is a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer rich educational programmes to more than 20,000 students annually. They offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
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$1.52
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Forbes

Golden Gate Capital, acquired The Learning Experience

synopsis: The Learning Experience, one of the top early learning and childcare franchises in the country, announced it had been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm, Golden Gate Capital. The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target parent: Norwest Venture Partners
target: The Learning Experience
The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation.
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$22
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Only About Children, acquired Little Learning School

synopsis: Private equity major Bain Capital has acquired Australia’s childcare provider Little Learning School through its subsidiary, Only About Children. Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, while Only About Children runs 44 campuses across Melbourne and Sydney.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Only About Children
Only About Children is changing the childcare landscape, with a holistic approach to early learning. Only About Children owns and operates a network of upmarket long day care centers across the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. "
target: Little Learning School
Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, Australia. Little Learning School has a strong vision and desire to become the leader in child care services by being innovative and attracting the greatest educators.
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$114
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

MindChamps PreSchool Ltd, will purchase Four Early Learning Centres from Cherry Bridge Station

synopsis: MindChamps, an operator of pre-schools in Singapore, will acquire four early learning centres from Cherry Bridge Station, an operator of early learning and childcare centres in Australia. The early learning centres are located in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith.
buyer parent: Champion Minds Pte Ltd.
buyer: MindChamps PreSchool Ltd (SGX:CNE:$17.10)
MindChamps is the #1 market share leader with 39.5% of the premium range pre-schools in Singapore. Their unique advanced learning programmes are the result of the combined work of a team of world-class professionals from 4 different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and North America). "
seller: Cherry Bridge Station
The four early learning centres in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith belong to Cherry Bridge Station, Australia’s number one childcare provider. Cherry Bridge Station operates state of the art early learning and childcare centres that are equipped to meet any demand.
price ($mm)
$9.90
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Advantage Partners, acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.

synopsis: On May 31, 2017, funds served by Advantage Partners acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd., an educational services provider. Yaruki Switch Group operates several private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation within themselves to pursue their own path.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Yaruki Switch Group operates private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation to pursue their own path. The group’s formats include tutoring schools, childcare centers that teach English, elementary school entrance exams prep, sports classrooms, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$144
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire BrightPath Early Learning

synopsis: Busy Bees Holdings Limited announced it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BrightPath. BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK's largest provider of quality child care, looking after 35,000 children in 329 nurseries. Founded in 1984, Busy Bees is committed to providing quality care for children in a safe, caring environment, meeting each child's individual social, physical and emotional needs. "
target: BrightPath Early Learning (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country. Meeting the highest standards in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational programing, BrightPath is committed to providing the best child development programs and care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$74 [$106]
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
17.3x
announced 5/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Evolve Education Group Limited, will purchase 6 Early Childhood Education Centers from Little Wonders Childcare Group

synopsis: Little Wonders Childcare Group New Zealand has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. The six Little Wonders ECE centres being sold are based in some of the main population hubs of the lower part of the South Island (Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru & Cromwell).
buyer: Evolve Education Group Limited (NZSE:EVO:$106.51)
Evolve Education Group is a New Zealand owned and operated provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. Evolve’s priority is to ensure every child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years. "
seller: Little Wonders Childcare Group
The privately-owned Little Wonders Childcare Group Centers in New Zealand's Lower South Island encompasses 6 early childhood education centres. Purpose built to high specifications, the centres are popular & offer quality ECE in areas of stable & growing demand.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

AcadeMedia AB, acquired Step Kids Education GmbH

synopsis: AcadeMedia announced that they have acquired the German preschool company Step Kids Education GmbH (Stepke). Stepke was founded in 2011 and operates seven preschools and three mobile preschools in the regions Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen, with 640 children and 200 employees.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
AcadeMedia is Northern Europe's largest education company, with locations/facilities/presence in Sweden, Norway and Germany. Their 12,500 employees at 550 preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres share a common focus on quality and development. "
target: Step Kids Education GmbH
Founded in 2011, Step Kids Education (Stepke) operates seven preschools and three mobile preschools in Germany, with 640 children and 200 employees. Their preschools are located in the Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen regions.
price ($mm)
$8.66
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired The Children's Garden

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired The Children’s Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Children’s Garden, located in the heart of downtown Portland, offers high-quality, personalized care for children from six weeks of age through kindergarten.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: The Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden, located in downtown Portland, OR, offers high-quality, personalized care for children from six weeks of age through kindergarten. Students thrive in a stimulating and enriching learning environment featuring a proprietary research-based curriculum centered on mindfulness.
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closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired Parker-Chase Preschool

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired Parker-Chase Preschool, an established school network with locations in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Founded in 1981, Parker-Chase Preschool offers two locations in the Dallas suburbs of Carrollton and Plano which serve children from infancy through pre-kindergarten.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: Parker-Chase Preschool
Founded in 1981, Parker-Chase Preschool offers two locations in the Dallas suburbs of Carrollton and Plano which serve children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. Parker-Chase was one of the first schools to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired Silverline Montessori School

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired Silverline Montessori School. Silverline Montessori is focused on developing the emotional, social, and educational growth of their students throughout two campuses in the suburbs of Houston. Silverline Montessori serves children from infancy through elementary school.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: Silverline Montessori School
Silverline Montessori School is focused on developing the emotional, social, and educational growth of their students throughout two campuses in the suburbs of Houston. Silverline Montessori serves children from infancy through elementary school.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Morgan Stanley Private Equity, acquired Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Audax Private Equity, announced that it has sold Cadence Education, Inc. to investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity. Cadence is one of the United States’ leading providers of early childhood education focusing on children ages six weeks to twelve years old, serving over 20,000 students across 20 states.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Private Equity
Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Audax Group
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Cadence Education is a national operator of early childhood education for children six weeks to twelve years old. With over 20 years of experience, Cadence has over 150 schools across twenty states.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 2/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Cadence Education, Inc., acquired Next Generation Children's Center

synopsis: Cadence Education, Inc., one of the largest providers of premium early education in North America, announced that it has acquired Next Generation Children’s Centers, Inc. Next Generation offers innovative early childhood education from infant and toddler daycare through preschool and pre-kindergarten at ten locations in greater Boston.
buyer: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is a national operator of early childhood education centers for children six weeks to twelve-years-old. With over twenty years of experience, Cadence has over 150 education centers across nineteen states. "
target: Next Generation Children's Center
Next Generation offers innovative early childhood education from infant and toddler daycare through preschool and pre-kindergarten at ten locations in greater Boston. Children are exposed to literacy, science and math through their “learn by doing” approach to curricula.
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announced 2/1/2016 via PE Hub

Partners Group Holding AG, will acquire Guardian Early Learning Group

synopsis: Partners Group will acquire a majority stake in Guardian Early Learning Group from Navis Capital Partners. Guardian Early Learning Group (“Guardian”) is one of the largest childcare groups and providers of early childhood education in Australia.
buyer: Partners Group Holding AG (SWX:PGHN:$1,024.21)
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 46 billion (USD 50 billion) in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Navis Capital Partners
target: Guardian Early Learning Group
Founded in 2004, Guardian today owns 71 early learning centers that provide more than 10,000 families and their children with high-quality early learning and care on a daily basis.
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announced 12/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tree House Education & Accessories Ltd will be merged with Zee Learn Limited,

synopsis: Pre-school chain Tree House Education & Accessories has said it would merge with Zee Learn. Tree House is India’s largest and fastest growing chain of branded pre schools. Zee Learn operates the largest pre-school chain in the country under the KidZee brands with 1,500 centres.
buyer parent: Essel Group
buyer: Zee Learn Limited (BSE:533287:$19.31)
Zee Learn is India’s leading company in education segment with the fastest growing chain of K-12 schools and India’s No 1 chain of pre-schools in its portfolio. "
target: Tree House Education & Accessories Ltd (BSE:533540:$34.77)
Tree House Education & Accessories Ltd is India’s largest and fastest growing chain of branded pre schools. Tree House aims to create a “home away from home” for little children, where they are free to learn and absorb in a stress free environment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$141 [$145]
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Just Childcare Ltd, acquired Park Wood Day Nursery

synopsis: Just Childcare, which is owned by Jacqueline and David Johnson, has bought Park Wood Day Nursery in Bidston, the Wirral. Park Wood Bidston Day Nursery offers a quality care and learning environment, where children can feel fun, safe and inspired with a wide range of play resources to choose from.
buyer: Just Childcare Ltd
Established in 2004 Just Childcare Ltd is a family of day nurseries currently based mainly in the North West UK with ambitious plans to grow across the UK. "
target: Park Wood Day Nursery
Park Wood Bidston Day Nursery, in Prenton, offers a quality care and learning environment, where children can feel fun, safe and inspired with a wide range of play resources to choose from.
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year
2018
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$2,340.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$372.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.75
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:4668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd.
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd.
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. owns and operates tutoring cram schools in Japan. Their schools offer inexpensive individual tutoring for self-motivated learning and supplementary studies for students with average scores. Meiko Network Japan has schools located in every prefecture in Japan.
year
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$174.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.29
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With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
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$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
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$5.39
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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.
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$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
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Ticker: AIM:AEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AEC Education Plc
AEC Education Plc
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$10.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.47)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4720
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johnan Academic Preparatory Institute, Inc.
Johnan Academic Preparatory Institute, Inc.
Based in Japan, Johnan Academic Preparatory Institute, Inc. manages advanced classes, including preparatory schools and individual guidance, as well as classrooms for infants, young children, and employment support schools.
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$65.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.21)
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Early Learning Services Limited
Early Learning Services Limited
Early Learning Services Limited operates child care centers that provide education and care to children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Its facilities provide long day care, before and after school care, casual care, and holiday care.
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$950.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.49
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($30.26)
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Ticker: NZSE:EVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evolve Education Group Limited
Evolve Education Group Limited
Evolve Education Group is a New Zealand owned and operated provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. Evolve’s priority is to ensure every child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years.
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$106.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.38
EBIT ($mm)
$17.54
Net Income ($mm)
$11.15
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Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
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$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
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