By Delta Education, Inc.

closed 8/31/2005 via PR Newswire

School Specialty, Inc., acquired Delta Education, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty, the leading education company providing supplemental learning products to the preK-12 market, announced that it has completed its acquisition of all of the membership interests of Delta Education, LLC from Wicks Learning Group, LLC, an affiliate of the Wicks Group of Companies L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm.
buyer: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty, Inc. is an education company serving the pre K-12 market with supplemental learning products, school furniture, children's publishing and specialized buying services. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Delta Education, Inc.
Delta is a developer & supplier of hands-on science & math manipulatives, reading programs and related curriculum products for Pre-K to 9th grade. Founded on the belief that "children learn best by doing," Delta has developed a leading reputation and franchise in the supplementary education market.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., acquired Craftsy Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, has acquired a majority stake in Craftsy, a producer of engaging, interactive, broadcast-quality video online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, jewelry making, and more. Their Courses are taught by world-renowned instructors.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Craftsy Inc.
Craftsy provides passionate makers with an extraordinary learning experience through video classes, inspirational kits and patterns, and a wide assortment of physical products. Craftsy offers classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories.
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closed 4/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Level 5 Capital Partners, acquired Big Blue Swim School

synopsis: Retail services and technology executives announced the launch of Level 5 Capital Partners, an investment fund, with an initial investment in Big Blue Swim School ("Big Blue"), a dedicated-facility swim school. The transaction provides growth capital and management expertise for significant location and regional expansion.
buyer: Level 5 Capital Partners
Level 5 Capital Partners was founded in 2009 by Fortune 1000 retail services and technology executives to invest in high-end wellness and lifestyle offerings with a focus on yoga. "
target: Big Blue Swim School
Big Blue Swim School was founded in 2010 by competitive swimmers, Big Ten finalist John Lonegran and US National Champion Chris DeJong. Their mission has been to enrich the lives of kids and parents through a shared love of swimming.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA, will acquire Profi-Lingua

synopsis: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA (WSiP) signed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of one of the largest networks of language schools in Poland - Profi-Lingua. Profi-Lingua runs courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education. "
target: Profi-Lingua
Profi-Lingua is one of the largest centers of foreign language teaching in Poland. They run classes in branches located in 16 major cities in Poland. They teach English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

NTT DOCOMO, will acquire ABC Cooking Studio

synopsis: NTT Docomo Inc. plans to acquire a controlling stake in major Japanese cooking school operator ABC Cooking Studio Co. for some ¥20 billion. ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$43,349.27)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider of voice, data and multimedia services. With more than 60 million customers in Japan, the company is one of the world's largest mobile communications operators. "
target: ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Reuters

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired university programme provider Study Group from Australia's CHAMP Private Equity.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence manage funds with over $22 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Champ Private Equity
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

Champs Private Equity, acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Daily Mail & General Trust has agreed to sell its English language and academic courses business, Study Group International, for about 72 million pounds. The firm is selling the unit to funds advised by Australia's Champ Private Equity and Petersen Investments.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Champs Private Equity
Champ Private Equity is a joint venture between Castle Harlan Inc. and Australian Mezzanine Investments Pty Ltd. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
price ($mm)
$141
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$179
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closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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closed 9/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Education Management Corp, acquired American Education Centers

synopsis: Education Management Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase American Education Centers and its affiliated schools for $112.5 million in cash and assumption of $3.5 million of debt.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Education Management Corp (OTCPK:EDMC:$2,272.74)
Education Management is a provider of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. "
target parent: The Palmer Group
target: American Education Centers
American Education Centers, a privately held corporation founded in 1993, operates proprietary career colleges dedicated to providing high quality educational programs that prepare students for long-term achievement in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. The corporate office of AEC is in Ft.
price ($mm)
$116
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$54
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closed 3/31/2021 via Company Press Release

ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH, acquired Academy Fahrschulen

synopsis: ECM Equity Capital Management, an independent, growth-oriented private equity firm in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in Academy Fahrschulen, the largest association of independent driving schools in Germany. Academy Fahrschulen provides high quality training services for manual and automatic vehicles at over 250 locations across Germany.
buyer: ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH
ECM is an independent, growth-oriented private equity firm in Germany focused on mid-sized enterprises (Mittelstand). They invest in companies that are leaders in their respective niche with the objective of further developing them in partnership with management teams and entrepreneurs. "
target: Academy Fahrschulen
Academy Fahrschulen is the largest association of independent driving schools in Germany. Academy Fahrschulen operates driving schools in over 250 locations across Germany. Their schools provide high quality training services for manual and automatic vehicles.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Zelnick Media Capital, will acquire Second City

synopsis: Chicago’s famed comedy theater The Second City is reportedly close to a deal that would see it sold to a private equity firm, ZMC. The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target: Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

IXL Learning, purchased Languages Division from Rosetta Stone Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of digital education solutions and a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has divested Rosetta Stone’s Languages division to ​IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's Languages division uses innovative digital solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Under its brand, Rosetta Stone provides technology-based language solutions to individual customers, schools and businesses globally.
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closed 11/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Corsair, acquired Gamer Sensei

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, has acquired Gamer Sensei, the world’s biggest esports coaching platform. Gamer Sensei connects gamers of all skill levels, from rookies to aspiring professionals, with experienced coaches who are more than just top gamers - they’re great teachers.
buyer: Corsair (CRSR:$1,702.37)
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting. "
target: Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world's most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite games. Gamer Sensei coaches are among the best esports players in the world, all vetted through a rigorous, multi-step application process.
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closed 10/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cemtrex, acquired Virtual Driver Interactive

synopsis: Cemtrex Inc., a technology company driving innovation in Internet of Things (IoT), security, machine vision & artificial intelligence, and augmented & virtual reality, has acquired Virtual Driver Interactive (“VDI”), a California based provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions.
buyer: Cemtrex (CETX:$43.67)
Cemtrex is a leading multi-industry technology company that is driving innovation in markets such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR), and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (AI & CV). "
target: Virtual Driver Interactive
Virtual Driver Interactive is a provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions. Training programs include Driving EssentialsXE, a console-based teen driver training program using Xbox & PS4, One Simple Decision, a deterrent to distracted or impaired driving, among others.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, purchased WSE Vietnam from Wall Street English

synopsis: London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) has completed the acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam, an English language training (ELT) in Vietnam. Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong.
buyer: Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE:SHWE:$5.35)
With headquarters in both Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar Strategic Holdings (“MSH”) is an operator and developer of a fast-growing portfolio of businesses aimed at creating opportunities for investors to gain exposure to one of the world’s final frontier markets: Myanmar. "
seller parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
seller: Wall Street English
Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong. Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ProsToYou Tennis, LLC, acquired TopNotch Tennis

synopsis: ProsToYou Tennis (PTY) announces the acquisition of TopNotch Tennis (TNT). TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport!
buyer: ProsToYou Tennis, LLC
ProsToYou Tennis offers innovative tennis programs curated for kids and for adults. From group classes and private instruction, to tennis camps and birthday parties, they are committed to improving kids’ skills, confidence, and social fluency - both on and off the court! "
target: TopNotch Tennis
TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport!
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., acquired Craftsy Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, has acquired a majority stake in Craftsy, a producer of engaging, interactive, broadcast-quality video online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, jewelry making, and more. Their Courses are taught by world-renowned instructors.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Craftsy Inc.
Craftsy provides passionate makers with an extraordinary learning experience through video classes, inspirational kits and patterns, and a wide assortment of physical products. Craftsy offers classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories.
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closed 4/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Level 5 Capital Partners, acquired Big Blue Swim School

synopsis: Retail services and technology executives announced the launch of Level 5 Capital Partners, an investment fund, with an initial investment in Big Blue Swim School ("Big Blue"), a dedicated-facility swim school. The transaction provides growth capital and management expertise for significant location and regional expansion.
buyer: Level 5 Capital Partners
Level 5 Capital Partners was founded in 2009 by Fortune 1000 retail services and technology executives to invest in high-end wellness and lifestyle offerings with a focus on yoga. "
target: Big Blue Swim School
Big Blue Swim School was founded in 2010 by competitive swimmers, Big Ten finalist John Lonegran and US National Champion Chris DeJong. Their mission has been to enrich the lives of kids and parents through a shared love of swimming.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA, will acquire Profi-Lingua

synopsis: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA (WSiP) signed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of one of the largest networks of language schools in Poland - Profi-Lingua. Profi-Lingua runs courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education. "
target: Profi-Lingua
Profi-Lingua is one of the largest centers of foreign language teaching in Poland. They run classes in branches located in 16 major cities in Poland. They teach English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

NTT DOCOMO, will acquire ABC Cooking Studio

synopsis: NTT Docomo Inc. plans to acquire a controlling stake in major Japanese cooking school operator ABC Cooking Studio Co. for some ¥20 billion. ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$43,349.27)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider of voice, data and multimedia services. With more than 60 million customers in Japan, the company is one of the world's largest mobile communications operators. "
target: ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
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$206*
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closed 7/1/2010 via Reuters

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired university programme provider Study Group from Australia's CHAMP Private Equity.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence manage funds with over $22 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Champ Private Equity
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

Champs Private Equity, acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Daily Mail & General Trust has agreed to sell its English language and academic courses business, Study Group International, for about 72 million pounds. The firm is selling the unit to funds advised by Australia's Champ Private Equity and Petersen Investments.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Champs Private Equity
Champ Private Equity is a joint venture between Castle Harlan Inc. and Australian Mezzanine Investments Pty Ltd. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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$141
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$179
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closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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closed 9/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Education Management Corp, acquired American Education Centers

synopsis: Education Management Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase American Education Centers and its affiliated schools for $112.5 million in cash and assumption of $3.5 million of debt.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Education Management Corp (OTCPK:EDMC:$2,272.74)
Education Management is a provider of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. "
target parent: The Palmer Group
target: American Education Centers
American Education Centers, a privately held corporation founded in 1993, operates proprietary career colleges dedicated to providing high quality educational programs that prepare students for long-term achievement in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. The corporate office of AEC is in Ft.
price ($mm)
$116
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$54
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closed 3/31/2021 via Company Press Release

ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH, acquired Academy Fahrschulen

synopsis: ECM Equity Capital Management, an independent, growth-oriented private equity firm in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in Academy Fahrschulen, the largest association of independent driving schools in Germany. Academy Fahrschulen provides high quality training services for manual and automatic vehicles at over 250 locations across Germany.
buyer: ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH
ECM is an independent, growth-oriented private equity firm in Germany focused on mid-sized enterprises (Mittelstand). They invest in companies that are leaders in their respective niche with the objective of further developing them in partnership with management teams and entrepreneurs. "
target: Academy Fahrschulen
Academy Fahrschulen is the largest association of independent driving schools in Germany. Academy Fahrschulen operates driving schools in over 250 locations across Germany. Their schools provide high quality training services for manual and automatic vehicles.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Zelnick Media Capital, will acquire Second City

synopsis: Chicago’s famed comedy theater The Second City is reportedly close to a deal that would see it sold to a private equity firm, ZMC. The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target: Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

IXL Learning, purchased Languages Division from Rosetta Stone Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of digital education solutions and a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has divested Rosetta Stone’s Languages division to ​IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's Languages division uses innovative digital solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Under its brand, Rosetta Stone provides technology-based language solutions to individual customers, schools and businesses globally.
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closed 11/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Corsair, acquired Gamer Sensei

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, has acquired Gamer Sensei, the world’s biggest esports coaching platform. Gamer Sensei connects gamers of all skill levels, from rookies to aspiring professionals, with experienced coaches who are more than just top gamers - they’re great teachers.
buyer: Corsair (CRSR:$1,702.37)
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting. "
target: Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world's most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite games. Gamer Sensei coaches are among the best esports players in the world, all vetted through a rigorous, multi-step application process.
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closed 10/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cemtrex, acquired Virtual Driver Interactive

synopsis: Cemtrex Inc., a technology company driving innovation in Internet of Things (IoT), security, machine vision & artificial intelligence, and augmented & virtual reality, has acquired Virtual Driver Interactive (“VDI”), a California based provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions.
buyer: Cemtrex (CETX:$43.67)
Cemtrex is a leading multi-industry technology company that is driving innovation in markets such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR), and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (AI & CV). "
target: Virtual Driver Interactive
Virtual Driver Interactive is a provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions. Training programs include Driving EssentialsXE, a console-based teen driver training program using Xbox & PS4, One Simple Decision, a deterrent to distracted or impaired driving, among others.
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$2
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0.0x
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, purchased WSE Vietnam from Wall Street English

synopsis: London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) has completed the acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam, an English language training (ELT) in Vietnam. Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong.
buyer: Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE:SHWE:$5.35)
With headquarters in both Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar Strategic Holdings (“MSH”) is an operator and developer of a fast-growing portfolio of businesses aimed at creating opportunities for investors to gain exposure to one of the world’s final frontier markets: Myanmar. "
seller parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
seller: Wall Street English
Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong. Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients.
price ($mm)
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$14
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ProsToYou Tennis, LLC, acquired TopNotch Tennis

synopsis: ProsToYou Tennis (PTY) announces the acquisition of TopNotch Tennis (TNT). TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport!
buyer: ProsToYou Tennis, LLC
ProsToYou Tennis offers innovative tennis programs curated for kids and for adults. From group classes and private instruction, to tennis camps and birthday parties, they are committed to improving kids’ skills, confidence, and social fluency - both on and off the court! "
target: TopNotch Tennis
TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport!
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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Study Group International Ltd.

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