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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BCTG Group, acquired Performance Through People

synopsis: BCTG Group, a UK-based training firm, has acquired Performance Through People (PTP), one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
buyer: BCTG Group
BCTG Group is a UK-based training firm. BCTG supports almost 10,000 young people and adults each year, offering 166 different types of apprenticeship, 84 different adult upskilling and reskilling courses and 27 pre-apprenticeship programmes for 16-18-year-olds. "
target: Performance Through People
Performance Through People (PTP) is one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Agilitas Private Equity LLP, acquired Learning Curve Group

synopsis: Pan-European private equity firm Agilitas has acquired education and training specialist Learning Curve Group (LCG) from MML Capital. Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
buyer: Agilitas Private Equity LLP
Agilitas focuses on making transformational investments in defensible businesses. The team was founded in 2011 by an experienced and successful team of former colleagues who had previously invested €1.5bn in 28 private equity transactions across Europe. "
target parent: MML Capital Partners LLC
target: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KEA Group, acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers

synopsis: The KEA Group, a holding company in France, has acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA), a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
buyer: KEA Group
The KEA Group is a holding company in France. KEA's holdings include Ecole Supérieure d'Ostéopathie (ESO), a private higher education institution focused on osteopathy; and Ecole Supérieure de Naturopathie (ESNAT), a higher education institution focused on Naturopathy. "
target: Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers
Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA) is a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Curve Group, acquired The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited

synopsis: Learning Curve Group (LCG), a training and education specialist in the UK, has acquired the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA offers training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
buyer: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency. "
target: The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA's academies are equipped with high tech training facilities and offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
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closed 1/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Workforce Holdings Limited, acquired Chartall Business College

synopsis: Workforce Holdings, an investment holding company in South Africa, has acquired Chartall Business College, a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall offers a fully online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
buyer: Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE:WKF:$213.76)
Workforce Holdings is an investment holding company in South Africa. Workforce Holdings and its group of companies is a leading, trusted provider of employment, training, healthcare, wellness, financial services and lifestyle benefits to individuals and their employers. "
target: Chartall Business College
Chartall Business College is a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall is focused on financial services and real estate. They offer an online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
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$0.98
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lupa Systems, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: James Murdoch's investment vehicle Lupa Systems has acquired a majority stake in Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd., an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. This marks Lupa Systems' first ever investment in India.
buyer: Lupa Systems
Lupa Systems, founded in 2019 by James Murdoch, son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, is a private investment vehicle which has invested in Tribeca Enterprises, Vice Media and The Void, among others. Lupa Systems is a private holding company with offices in New York and Mumbai. "
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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closed 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Amadeus FiRe AG, acquired Comcave.College

synopsis: Amadeus FiRe AG, a specialised personnel service provider in Germany, has acquired Comcave.College from Gilde Buy Out Partners, one of Europe’s foremost mid market private equity investors. Comcave.College is a provider of certified occupational retraining and advanced vocational training for adults in Germany.
buyer: Amadeus FiRe AG (XTRA:AAD:$253.84)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target parent: Gilde Buy Out Partners
target: Comcave.College
Comcave.College is a leading provider of certified occupational retraining and advanced vocational training for adults in Germany. Comcave provides tech-enabled workforce solutions. They offer training services for information technology, healthcare, industrial, multimedia, language, and more.
price ($mm)
$223
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Middlesbrough College, acquired TTE Technical Institute

synopsis: Middlesbrough College, a college in the UK, has acquired TTE Technical Institute, the UK’s leading provider of technical training to the oil & gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors. TTE provides technical vocational training for people aged 16-25.
buyer: Middlesbrough College
Middlesbrough College is a college in the UK. Middlesbrough College offers a great range of full-time, part-time and university level courses across every sector. They focus on equipping their students with the education, skills and training they need to progress into employment or higher education."
target: TTE Technical Institute
TTE Technical Institute is the UK’s leading provider of technical training to the oil & gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors. TTE provides technical vocational training for people aged 16-25 in the form of Vocational Study Programmes and employer-sponsored Advanced Apprenticeships.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Suma Capital, acquired Implika

synopsis: Suma Capital, an independent investment manager in Spain, has acquired a 55% stake in Implika, a provider of professional and vocational training services in Spain. Implika provides training services through their website and training centres all across Spain. They offer courses for health, sports, cosmetics, veterinary, education, and more.
buyer: Suma Capital
Suma Capital is an independent investment manager in Spain. Suma Capital joins forces with business owners in order to help them achieve their goals. The company is focused on supporting a wide range of Spanish companies through several specific investments. "
target: Implika
Implika is a provider of professional and vocational training services in Spain. Implika provides training services through their website and training centres all across Spain. They offer courses for health, sports, cosmetics, veterinary, education, business, and trades and professions.
price ($mm)
$61
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Quality Bicycle Products, will acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute

synopsis: Quality Bicycle Products has agreed to acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute from the National Bicycle Dealers Association. John Barnett founded BBI in 1986; it was acquired by the NBDA in 2016. Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops.
buyer: Quality Bicycle Products
Serving more than 5,000 independent bike dealers, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) is widely regarded as the best wholesale distributor to the cycling industry. QBP is in the business of bikes — from developing a diverse portfolio of their own brands to distributing the top names in the industry. "
target parent: National Bicycle Dealers Association
target: Barnett Bicycle Institute
Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops. Their specialties are suspension service, wheel building, and wheel truing techniques.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Barchen

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Bärchen, an independent French training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Barchen
France-based Bärchen is an independent training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers. Their courses are intended for all professionals and apprentices in banking, finance and insurance and are also open to jobseekers.
price ($mm)
$9.24
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Marie Claire, acquired Franck Thomas Institut

synopsis: The Marie Claire Group - holder of the reference titles in oenology (the study of wines) and gastronomy, La Revue du Vin de France and Cuisine et Vins de France - announces the acquisition of Franck Thomas Institut, a French leader in training in the professions of sommellerie and gastronomy.
buyer: Groupe Marie Claire
Created in 1937, the Marie Claire Group was the first true pioneer of publishing, creating weekly issues that brought the latest trends into the homes of French women, acting as the original internet for fashion and beauty. Marie Claire publishes 88 magazines and some fifty websites worldwide. "
target: Franck Thomas Institut
Franck Thomas Institut is a French provider of training for sommeliers and gastronomy professionals. The company was founded and developed by Franck Thomas - Best Sommelier of Europe. Franck Thomas Institut trains students in several cities in France.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Partners, acquired Abitus, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm, has acquired Abitus Inc, a vocational education firm providing qualification training in various overseas certifications. Abitus offers US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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: Abitus, Inc.
Abitus is a vocational education firm in Japan. Abitus provides qualification training in various overseas certifications, such as the US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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announced 6/12/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Anvia Holdings, will acquire Quality Automotive Training

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire VocTrain Pty Ltd. VocTrain Pty Ltd, trading as Quality Automotive Training, offers accredited Automotive programs to help meet the needs of employers and apprentices/trainees working in the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair industry.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Quality Automotive Training
Established in 1999, VocTrain Pty Ltd trading as Quality Automotive Training (QAT) offers a wide array of accredited Automotive programs to help meet the needs of employers and apprentices/trainees working in the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair industry.
price ($mm)
$0.56
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
price ($mm)
$3.55
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
price ($mm)
$34
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announced 1/21/2019 via PR Newswire

TransForce, Inc., will acquire The CDL School, Inc.

synopsis: TransForce, Inc. the nation's leading recruiting and employment solutions provider specializing in quality commercial truck drivers completed its' 8th acquisition since 2016 with the purchase of The CDL School. The CDL School, headquartered in Miami, Florida, is nationally recognized as the premier, full-service commercial truck driving school.
buyer parent: Palladium Equity Partners LLC
buyer: TransForce, Inc. (TSX:TFI:$3,090.08)
TransForce is the leading workforce solutions provider to the transportation industry. The company specializes in providing high-quality commercial truck drivers to the transportation industry, including trucking companies, third party logistics companies and private fleets. "
target: The CDL School, Inc.
The CDL Schools is a full-service Truck Driving School. Founded in 1963, and based in Miami, Florida, The CDL Schools specializes in providing training for individuals to obtain their commercial driver's license.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BCTG Group, acquired Performance Through People

synopsis: BCTG Group, a UK-based training firm, has acquired Performance Through People (PTP), one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
buyer: BCTG Group
BCTG Group is a UK-based training firm. BCTG supports almost 10,000 young people and adults each year, offering 166 different types of apprenticeship, 84 different adult upskilling and reskilling courses and 27 pre-apprenticeship programmes for 16-18-year-olds. "
target: Performance Through People
Performance Through People (PTP) is one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BCTG Group, acquired Performance Through People

synopsis: BCTG Group, a UK-based training firm, has acquired Performance Through People (PTP), one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
buyer: BCTG Group
BCTG Group is a UK-based training firm. BCTG supports almost 10,000 young people and adults each year, offering 166 different types of apprenticeship, 84 different adult upskilling and reskilling courses and 27 pre-apprenticeship programmes for 16-18-year-olds. "
target: Performance Through People
Performance Through People (PTP) is one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
price ($mm)
$3.55
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announced 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Anvia Holdings, will acquire The Eagle Academy

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation announced that it has executed a term sheet to acquire Xamerg Pty Ltd, an Australian Vocational Education institution, trading under the brand Eagle Academy. The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is the world's integrated end to end service provider for blue collar workers by training, certification, placement services, entrepreneur services and provision of the blue collar services on demand for consumers and businesses around the world. "
target: The Eagle Academy
The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management. They currently have campuses in two states in Australia: Queensland and Victoria.
price ($mm)
$0.93
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announced 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire DreambigCareer

synopsis: Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, will acquire a 75% stake in DreambigCareer, an online career coaching and pre-employment education company in China that provides 1-on-1 consultations to overseas Chinese students. DreambigCareer helps students obtain interviews, internships and job offers.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: DreambigCareer
DreambigCareer is a leading online career coaching and pre-employment education company in China that provides 1-on-1 consultations to overseas Chinese students. DreambigCareer helps students obtain interviews, internships and full-time job offers in multiple countries and regions.
price ($mm)
$30*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2012 via PR Newswire

The Fullbridge Program, acquired College Portfolio

synopsis: The Fullbridge Program announced an expansion of its support for college students in their transition to successful careers through its acquisition of College Portfolio. College Portfolio provides early career support, skills-development and a network of career guides and alumni mentors through its online courses.
buyer: The Fullbridge Program
Offering an accelerated high-end boot camp, Fullbridge enables students at top colleges and graduate schools to make a successful transition from high academic achievement to success in the global workplace in a range of careers. "
target: College Portfolio
College Portfolio provides early career support, skills-development and a network of career guides and alumni mentors through its online courses. College Portfolio goes beyond traditional learning environments to teach real skills needed to flourish in any career.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Partners, acquired Abitus, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm, has acquired Abitus Inc, a vocational education firm providing qualification training in various overseas certifications. Abitus offers US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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: Abitus, Inc.
Abitus is a vocational education firm in Japan. Abitus provides qualification training in various overseas certifications, such as the US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$13.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.88)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:ICT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.90)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: KLSE:SMRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMR Group
SMR Group
SMR is dedicated to helping people learn and perform. They are committed to proving world class learning solutions. While they work globally, their focus remains largely Asia, specifically South East Asia and the Middle East.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$25.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.08
EBIT ($mm)
$28.52
Net Income ($mm)
$25.43
Employees
29
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$65.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
387
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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Ticker: EVCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVCI Career Colleges
EVCI owns and operates accredited careers and college centers. Our vision is to grow both internally through the addition of new campuses and instructional programs and externally by acquiring additional degree granting institutions.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$65.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.02)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: CEU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$46.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.27
EBIT ($mm)
$16.58
Net Income ($mm)
$15.26
Employees
409
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