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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Akademie Zeitgeist, acquired International House Freiburg

synopsis: Sprachschule zum Ehrstein(International House Freiburg) has been acquired by Akademie Zeitgeist, a newly established German language course provider. International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals.
buyer: Akademie Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist is a program based out of Germany that offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodations. They offer authentic opportunities to live in either student residences or in homestays, in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg. "
target parent: International House World Organisation
target: International House Freiburg
International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals. Located in Freiburg, Germany, the company organizes events and creates accommodations for students wishing to progress their German language education.
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

China First Capital Group Limited, will acquire SJW International Co., Limited

synopsis: China First Capital Group Limited (“CFCG”) announced that it plans to acquire 54% of the total issued shares of SJW International Co., Limited (“SJW International”). SJW International primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
buyer: China First Capital Group Limited (SEHK:1269:$219.43)
China First Capital Group (CFCG) focuses on investment across the education industry with licenses in financial services. CFCG is actively exploring education projects and making direct investments. They also have subsidiaries which deal in securities, asset management, & corporate finance advising."
target: SJW International Co., Limited
SJW International Co., Limited was incorporated in Korea and was the first company to offer online video English training for adults in Korea. It primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
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closed 8/17/2016 via Company Press Release

AAC Global Oy, acquired TekMil Oy

synopsis: AAC Holding, which is owned by Korona Invest’s Palvelurahasto (Service Fund) and key personnel from AAC Global, has purchased the language, communication, and training service provider TekMiL. The AAC Holding group will now include AAC Global Oy, TekMiL Oy, and AAC Global AB in Sweden.
buyer parent: Korona Invest
buyer: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services."
target: TekMil Oy
TekMiL is a language based business & culture training company founded in 2005 by Sari and Zoran Kanti-Paul in the Pirkanmaa region of Finland. They see themelves as a growth company with a solid foundation, an ideal partner for the future.
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closed 2/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Berlitz Languages, Inc., acquired Second Language Testing Inc.

synopsis: Berlitz International, Inc.,the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world, has purchased Second Language Testing Inc., a premier company solely focused on language test development and test translation.
buyer parent: Benesse Corporation
buyer: Berlitz Languages, Inc. (:$0.00)
Berlitz International, Inc. is the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world. Berlitz has been providing language services for more than 120 years, with millions of alumni . "
target: Second Language Testing Inc.
Second Language Testing Inc. ("SLTI") has filled a void in language test development for the federal government and state government agencies, for use in security, intelligence and defense work, and in the educational sector. SLTI develops language tests and language proficiency assessments.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
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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.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
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closed 1/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Yes 'N' You, acquired Speaken S.A.S.

synopsis: YES 'N' YOU, a pioneer in technology solutions for online education and training for english language learning, announces the acquisition of Speaken. Speaken allows users to practice English by connecting with English native tutors through live video chat with its app.
buyer: Yes 'N' You
YES 'N' YOU is a pioneer in technology solutions for online education and training, and is a leading player in Digital Learning. Ed'Tech innovative, YES 'N' YOU develops original blended courses for companies and individuals. "
target: Speaken S.A.S.
Speaken is the best way to practice English. Users can immediately connect with English native Tutors available on-demand through live video chat on their smartphones. Speaken is a new French start up, all passionate by the idea of changing the way in which the world learns languages.
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
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. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Cel Lep Idiomas

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, announced that its Brazilian affiliate has completed the acquisition of Cel Lep Idiomas, a leading premium English Language Teaching network in Brazil. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. "
target: Cel Lep Idiomas
Cel Lep is a premium ELT network founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 1967. The company has always focused on innovation such as its famous language labs and its proprietary methodology. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
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closed 4/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Wall Street Institute, the world’s premier provider of English language instruction, announced that it has sold its Chinese subsidiary, Wall Street English, to Pearson plc, the international education and information company, for $145 million in cash. Wall Street Institute (WSI) is majority-owned by global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is China’s leading provider of premium English language training to adults. Launched in 2000, it teaches approximately 35,000 students at 39 company-owned training centers in seven cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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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 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
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$1.15
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closed 12/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Invo HealthCare Associates

synopsis: Post Capital Partners announced the recapitalization of Invo HealthCare Associates by the Wicks Group of Companies, a New York-based private investment firm. Based in Jamison, PA, Invo HealthCare is the leading national provider of school and community therapeutic services for individuals and families with autism and special needs.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target parent: Post Capital Partners, LLC
target: Invo HealthCare Associates
Since 1993, Invo HealthCare Associates (INVO) has responded to the growing need for qualified therapists and service providers to work in various educational settings throughout the nation. INVO provides specialized education solutions through its team of focused and engaging service providers.
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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 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 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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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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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Red Marker

synopsis: Kaplan, a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide, has acquired Red Marker, a company that is pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the world of regulatory compliance. Its Artemis system is already being used in Westpac Banking Corp.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
target: Red Marker
Red Marker is pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the world of regulatory compliance. Its Artemis system is already being used in Westpac Banking Corp and another of the big four banks, who are looking for ways to more proactively identify risk.
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closed 2/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Genesis Institute

synopsis: Global training and education company Kaplan has acquired Genesis Institute. Genesis offers exceptional CFA programmes and is a leading provider of financial training solutions in the UAE. Genesis and its team will trade under the name Kaplan Genesis and will continue to be based in Dubai and operate across the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan’s vast breadth and scope and distinguished heritage going back almost 80 years sets it apart from its competitors. "
target: Genesis Institute
Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago, leads the CFA examination market in the UAE and is a leading provider of financial training solutions. Genesis offers a wide range of courses for Finance and Non-Finance Professionals working at entry, mid-career, or senior level positions.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired CleanEdison, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry and its leading player, has acquired CleanEdison, a leading vocational school as a service platform specializing in the clean energy industry. The new unit, rebranded as Kaplan Clean Technology Education, offers job skills training and certification programs focused on clean energy related issues.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training, and programs for grades K - 12. "
target: CleanEdison, Inc.
CleanEdison educated companies and individuals in green building practices both through customized training and an open enrollment green training program. It has worked with federal, state and local governments, building design and construction firms, owners, operators, and real estate investors.
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announced 11/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Osborne Books Limited

synopsis: Kaplan International Holdings Limited, the training and education company, has entered into a legally binding agreement to purchase Osborne Books Limited, a leading educational publisher of learning resources for Accounting qualifications.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training, and programs for grades K - 12. "
target: Osborne Books Limited
Osborne Books is a leading educational publisher of learning resources for Accounting qualifications. They provide easy-to-read and value-for-money texts for schools, colleges and universities worldwide, together with a wealth of online support material.
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closed 12/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired SmartPros Ltd.

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, has completed its acquisition of SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Education Corporation of America, purchased 38 Kaplan College Campuses from Kaplan Higher Education

synopsis: Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the U.S., and Kaplan Higher Education, have completed the previously announced all-stock transaction exchanging 38 campuses, which include Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, Texas School of Business and TESST College of Technology.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America owns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet. Their schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where they are located. "
seller parent: Graham Holdings Company
seller: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves over 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. The campuses being acquired by Education Corporation of America include Kaplan Career Institutes , TESST College of Technology and Texas School of Business locations, with more than 12,500 students enrolled in these schools.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Dev BootCamp

synopsis: Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry and its leading player, has acquired Dev Bootcamp, originator of the software coding bootcamp model and its leading player. Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program, which transforms beginners into full-stack web developers in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Dev BootCamp
Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program, which transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Students spend 70-90 hours a week building applications with Sinatra, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and Ruby on Rails.
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closed 10/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Sircon Corporation, acquired Kaplan Compliance Solutions

synopsis: Vertafore, the leading provider of insurance distribution channel management solutions, announced that the acquisition of Kaplan Compliance Solutions ("KCS") by its wholly owned subsidiary, Sircon, has closed. KCS is a technology and outsourcing solutions provider for the insurance and securities industries.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Sircon Corporation
Sircon Corp focuses specifically on the needs of the insurance industry, providing software and services to a variety of stakeholders including carriers, agencies, MGAs, individual producers, education providers and state regulators. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Kaplan Compliance Solutions
Kaplan Compliance Solutions (KCS) is a technology and outsourcing solutions provider for the insurance and securities industries. The company develops software and outsourcing solutions that streamline and automate the complex processes of on-boarding and producer and representative lifecycle.
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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Structuralia

synopsis: Kaplan, the global provider of training and education, has acquired Madrid-based Structuralia, the leader in e-learning for the engineering and infrastructure sector in Spain, for an undisclosed sum. Structuralia provides training to more than 85,000 staff employed at more than 1,350 companies.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Structuralia
Structuralia is a leading e-learning Postgraduate and Executive Engineering School that invests in developing specialized online training programs for the Construction, Infrastructure, Energy and Engineering sectors. Structuralia offers 16 Master’s degree programmes and 11 Executive Programs.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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$13
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closed 5/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Franklyn Scholar

synopsis: Kaplan Australia is excited to announce the acquisition of Franklyn Scholar, Australia’s leading national provider of work-based vocational training. Kaplan Australia and Franklyn Scholar are joining forces to bring together Kaplan’s leadership in financial services education and Franklyn Scholar’s broader market capabilities.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Franklyn Scholar
With offices in each state, Franklyn Scholar employs more than 200 professionals across Australia and will train more than 20,000 people this year. Franklyn Scholar offers in excess of 80 accredited courses to large companies, SME's and individuals seeking training.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

EducationDynamics, acquired Education Connection Services

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Education Connection, a valuable resource that helps prospective students find colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests. EducationDynamics acquired Education Connection from Kaplan.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Education Connection Services
By providing rich resources to help students explore careers, assess their aptitude for online learning and even match their personality type to specific occupations, Education Connection allows students to make well-informed decisions about the future.
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closed 9/10/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Murdoch Institute of Technology

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of higher education and professional training, announced that it has acquired the Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) from the Alexander Education Group. The Murdoch Institute of Technology offers courses that prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target parent: Alexander Education Group
target: Murdoch Institute of Technology
Australia-based Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) offers courses that prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University. MIT’s programs include diplomas in commerce, information technology, mass communications and science.
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired West of England Language Services

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired West of England Language Services Limited, an international group of English language schools located in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: West of England Language Services
West of England Language Services offers general English language training for adults, as well as courses focused on specific language needs, such as business English, academic English and preparation for the International English Language Testing System and University of Cambridge exams.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired National Paramedic Institute, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), a leader in online continuing education, announced the acquisition of National Paramedic Institute, Inc. (NPI), a South Florida-based company that provides online continuing education to firefighters and emergency services personnel.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: National Paramedic Institute, Inc.
National Paramedic Institute, Inc. offers a series of case-based courses that include situational videos that meet national continuing education standards for fire and emergency service personnel.
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closed 10/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired The Study Group

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired The Study Group, a nationwide provider of self-study bar review with home study course offerings for full-service bar review in 30 U.S. states.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: The Study Group
Founded in 1995, The Study Group is a leading national home study bar review and bar exam essay writing program.
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closed 7/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Pro Linguis

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools and businesses, announced that it has acquired Pro Linguis, a premier provider of educational services for students and professionals in Switzerland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pro Linguis
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Pro Linguis is a leading provider of educational services to students seeking language studies abroad. Pro Linguis serves the student and professional community with programs in over 40 countries worldwide.
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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 3/13/2012 via Capital IQ

Benesse Corporation, acquired UP Inc.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings, Inc. has acquired 74.78% stake in UP Inc, provider of educational services in Nishinomiya, Japan.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
price ($mm)
$104*
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announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

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

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

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

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

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

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

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

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

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

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

synopsis: American Public Education, Inc. – parent company of online learning provider American Public University System and on-ground, pre-licensure Hondros College of Nursing – will acquire Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College), a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving in the US.
buyer: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI:$299.01)
American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is a leading provider of higher learning dedicated to preparing students all over the world. APEI offers academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through Hondros College of Nursing. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Rasmussen College, Inc.
Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College) is a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving over 18,000 students at its 24 campuses across six states and online. Rasmussen is one of the largest providers of pre-licensure nursing programs in the United States.
price ($mm)
$329
rev ($mm)
$256
EBITDA ($mm)
$43
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.7x
closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

synopsis: Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman), a private higher education group in France, has acquired CREAD Institut, a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut offers courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CREAD Institut
CREAD Institut is a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut is managed by interior designers to train the interior designers of tomorrow. They offer courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire Unijuazeiro

synopsis: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP), a Brazilian education group, will acquire Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro), a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: Unijuazeiro
Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro) is a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro's mission is to provide students with the training and knowledge they need to improve their society. They offer courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
price ($mm)
$4.52
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

CAPZA, acquired IMF Business School

synopsis: CAPZA, a European private investment platform, has acquired a majority stake in IMF International Business School, an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals.
buyer: CAPZA
CAPZA is a European private investment platform. CAPZA offers financing solutions to small & mid cap companies at every stage of their development. With €3 billion of assets, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for investing in businesses at the service of investors in Europe and around the world."
target: IMF Business School
IMF Business School is an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals. They offer courses for engineering and technology, HR, marketing, economics, health, and more.
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announced 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Willamette University, will acquire Pacific Northwest College Of Art

synopsis: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will merge with Willamette University. PNCA will become part of Salem-based Willamette but will retain its name, faculty and current campus. Founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
buyer: Willamette University
Willamette University is a private liberal arts college in Salem, Ore. Willamette began offering the first college-level arts programs in the Northwest in 1860. The institution’s College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the studio arts, theater, music and art history. "
target: Pacific Northwest College Of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

synopsis: AD Education, an international network of higher education institutions, has acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW), a university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW) is a private, state-approved university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
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announced 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Tennessee, will acquire Martin Methodist College

synopsis: The University of Tennessee, a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee, is to acquire Martin Methodist College, a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years Martin was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
buyer: University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. "
target: Martin Methodist College
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years it was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

IONIS Education Group, acquired SUPINFO International University

synopsis: IONIS Education Group, the leading private higher education group in France, has acquired SUPINFO, a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking and more.
buyer: IONIS Education Group
IONIS Education Group is the leading private higher education group in France. IONIS Education Group has more than 25 schools and educational institutions across 20 French cities. Their schools offer courses for business, marketing, management, finance, IT, aeronautics, energy, biology and more. "
target: SUPINFO International University
SUPINFO is a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking, IT law, software development and more.
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closed 8/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba

synopsis: Afya, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB), a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$216.49)
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba
Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB) is a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
price ($mm)
$70
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire FACIMED

synopsis: CENESUP - Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., a subsidiary of Ser Educacional SA, agreed to acquire 100% of Sociedade Regional de Educação e Cultura Ltda. (“SOREC”), maintainer of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Cacoal - FACIMED (“FACIMED”). Facimed is located in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: FACIMED
Facimed is located in the city of Cacoal (RO) in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine - enrolled in 26 face-to-face undergraduate courses. The institution is recognized in the region for its activities in the health courses segment.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Escuela CES

synopsis: French group AD Education, a company backed by Cathay Capital and BPI France, has wholly acquired Spanish school Escuela Superior de Imagen Sonido y Tecnología (Ces). Based in Spain, Escuela CES is the first Official School approved in the audiovisual sector and the most recognized school in the industry.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Escuela CES
In 1984, a group of renowned sound, image and teaching professionals came together to respond to a growing demand for audiovisual training and formed Escuela CES. Based in Spain, they are the first Official School approved in the sector and the most recognized school in the audiovisual industry.
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: OTCPK:AMBO.Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambow Education
Ambow Education
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2358
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Ticker: 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: LAUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,977.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.12
EBIT ($mm)
$278.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41000
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Ticker: COCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,480.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.40
EBIT ($mm)
$23.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12650
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Ticker: ESI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: ATGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.37
EBIT ($mm)
$166.11
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3971
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: APEI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc. is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$299.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.39
EBIT ($mm)
$21.06
Net Income ($mm)
$13.19
Employees
2145
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$253.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.10
EBIT ($mm)
$21.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.90
EBIT ($mm)
$42.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.84
Employees
7100
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Ticker: SEHK: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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