Like U.S. Education Corporation

closed 9/18/2008 via BusinessWeek

DeVry Inc., acquired U.S. Education Corporation

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that it has completed its acquisition of U.S. Education, the parent organization of Apollo College and Western Career College, for $290 million in cash.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc., is the holding company for DeVry University, Ross University and Becker Conviser Professional Review. DeVry University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: U.S. Education Corporation
U.S. Education Corp's programs, offered through Apollo College and Western Career College, prepare students for careers in healthcare through certificate and associate degree programs. The company's colleges provide career-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.
price ($mm)
$290
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$140
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$26
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2.1x
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11.0x
closed 7/6/2020 via PR Newswire

EDIC College, Inc. merged with Columbia Central University,

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-area investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, EDIC College, a Caguas Puerto Rico based health sciences college has merged with Columbia Central University ("CCU"). EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care.
buyer: Columbia Central University
Columbia Central University was founded in 1966, as Caguas City College. It is a non-sectarian, proprietary institution of higher education committed to an environment of academic excellence and quality services. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: EDIC College, Inc.
EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree and diploma programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care. With a solid academic background that combines theory and practice as a primary method of learning, EDIC is committed to preparing competent professionals.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

University of the Highlands and Islands, acquired Centre for Health Science

synopsis: The University of the Highlands and Islands, an educational institution that provides local access to learning and research relevant to their needs and to those of local employers, has acquired Centre for Health Science, an education institution that offers research, education, training, patient care, and business development in healthcare.
buyer: University of the Highlands and Islands
Based in the UK, University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) provides access to university education through a distinctive educational partnership of colleges and research institutions. UHI provides local access to learning and research relevant to their needs and to those of local employers. "
target parent: Highlands and Islands Enterprise
target: Centre for Health Science
Based in the UK, Centre for Health Science is an education institution that offers research, education, training, patient care, and business development in diabetes and cardiovascular science, proteomics, lipidomics, genetics, and immunology.
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$12
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announced 1/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

KMR Holding Pédagogique, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca

synopsis: KMR Holding Pédagogique, the leading higher education platform in Africa, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) from Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions. UIC is a comprehensive private university in Casablanca that offers programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
buyer parent: Development Partners International
buyer: KMR Holding Pédagogique
KMR Holding Pédagogique is the leading state-recognized multi-disciplinary private higher education platform in Francophone Africa. The group delivers affordable quality higher education to African students through a network of 240+ schools across the world. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Université Internationale de Casablanca
Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) is the first and only comprehensive private university in Casablanca recognized by the State. UIC’s program offerings include undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
price ($mm)
$54
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closed 9/9/2015 via Market Watch

Weston Education Group, acquired Missouri College

synopsis: Career Education Corporation announced that it has closed on an agreement transferring control of Missouri College, one of its Career College institutions, to Weston Education Group, an education operator providing career training for over 34 years.
buyer: Weston Education Group
Weston Education Group (WEG) has been providing career training programs to students for 34 years. WEG consists of 4 distance education schools which offer a variety of certificate and degree programs. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Missouri College
Missouri College has been offering quality career training for over 45 years. Missouri College offers programs in the fields of Business Administration, Healthcare, Dental Hygiene, and Massage Therapy.
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closed 8/8/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Altas Partners LP, Baring Private Equity Asia, acquired St. George's University

synopsis: St. George’s University received an investment from Altas Partners and Baring Private Equity Asia. St. George’s is an independent, for-profit, international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Altas Partners LP
Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia with $5 billion under management. Toronto-based Altas Partners LP is a private equity firm with a long-term orientation, focused on investments of $75-million to $500-million. "
target: St. George's University
St. George’s University is an independent, for-profit, international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business.
price ($mm)
$750
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closed 7/3/2013 via PR Web

Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College,

synopsis: Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College, adding two locations, and clinical and certificate programs to the range of bachelor's and associate's degree programs offered by Berkeley College at seven other locations in New York and New Jersey and through Berkeley College Online.
buyer: Berkeley College
Established in 1931, Berkeley College is a coeducational college specializing in business. With six locations in New York and New Jersey, USA, and students from 29 states and 88 foreign countries, Berkeley is widely recognized for its academic excellence. "
target: Dover Business College
Dover Business College is a nationally-accredited private college with a 50-year history of teaching excellence and successfully preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, and information technology.
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closed 7/1/2013 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., acquired Faculdade Diferencial Integral

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced it has completed the acquisition of Faculdade Diferencial Integral, located in Piaui, Brazil. Facid currently serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: Faculdade Diferencial Integral
Faculdade Diferencial Integral (Facid) is located in the state of Piaui, Brazil. Facid serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
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closed 9/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Legacy Education LLC, acquired High Desert Medical College, Inc.

synopsis: Career educational institution Legacy Education has acquired High Desert Medical College, Inc. The medical training school prepares aspiring medical professionals for careers that include ultrasound technician, massage therapist, medical assistant and full and part time vocational nurse.
buyer: Legacy Education LLC
Legacy Education, LLC is a career institution situated on the leading edge of vocational private postsecondary institutions. Legacy develops progressive programs to serve both growing and emerging industries. "
target: High Desert Medical College, Inc.
High Desert Medical College, Inc. main campus is located in the heart of Lancaster, California, with a satellite campus in Bakersfield, California, offering students comprehensive training for today's fastest growing medical careers.
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closed 12/31/2009 via Company Press Release

Javelin Learning Systems, Inc., acquired MedTech College

synopsis: Excellere Partners, a middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, JTC Education Holdings, Inc, (“JTC”), has completed the purchase of MedTech College, LLC (“MedTech”). MedTech is a provider of allied health education, including registered and practical nursing.
buyer parent: Excellere Partners
buyer: Javelin Learning Systems, Inc.
Javelin Learning Systems, Inc. is a for-profit, postsecondary education institution located in Atlanta, GA. Javelin has established its reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of allied health education services. Javelin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JTC Education Holdings, Inc. "
target: MedTech College
MedTech College ("MTC") is the premier medical training college in the Midwest. In five short years, MTC has developed over 300 medical affiliations and relationships.
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closed 12/17/2009 via BNC Analysis

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired MedVance Institute

synopsis: MedVance Institute announced Education Affiliates Inc. has acquired MedVance from Generation Partners and other shareholders. MedVance is a national leader in medical and allied health-related career training.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target parent: Generation Partners
target: MedVance Institute
Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, MedVance provides Associate, Diploma and Certificate programs to recent high school graduates and adult students seeking education and training for positions in allied health.
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closed 3/2/2009 via Company Description

Excellere Partners, acquired Javelin Technical Training Center

synopsis: Excellere formed JTC Education Holdings, Inc. to acquire leading postsecondary education company Javelin Technical Training, a leading Atlanta-based allied health education provider.
buyer: Excellere Partners
Excellere is a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Denver, Colorado. Exceller aspires to build a differentiated private equity firm, one focused on the unique needs of emerging private companies with aspirations to build industry leadership and enduring value. "
target: Javelin Technical Training Center
Javelin Learning Systems, Inc. is a for-profit, postsecondary education institution located in Atlanta, GA. Javelin has established its reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of allied health education services. Javelin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JTC Education Holdings, Inc.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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closed 8/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.

synopsis: Apollo Global, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. has purchased a majority stake in Universidad Latinoamericana S.C., an accredited, private university based in Mexico City, from Carlyle Mexico Partners.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.
Founded in 1975, Universidad Latinoamericana is renowned for its dentistry, medicine and communications programs accredited by the Ministry of Public Education (Secretaría de Educación Publica, SEP) in Mexico.
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closed 7/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Universidad Latina

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. has acquired the Universidad Latina and Universidad Americana in Costa Rica.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: Universidad Latina
Universidad Latina, the largest private university in Costa Rica, was founded in 1989 and has more than 16,000 students. The university is widely recognized for its health sciences programs, including medicine and dentistry.
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closed 4/7/2007 via Company Press Release

Equinox Capital Inc., acquired Saba University School of Medicine

synopsis: Equinox Capital III, L.P. announced that it has completed the recapitalization of Saba University School of Medicine B.V. ("Saba"). Founded in 1986, Saba is a leading for-profit university that awards four-year graduate degrees in Doctors of Medicine (M.D.).
buyer: Equinox Capital Inc.
Equinox Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in making equity and equity-related investments in small and lower middle-market companies. The firm prefers to be a lead investor and acquire controlling interest in its portfolio companies. "
target: Saba University School of Medicine
SABA University School of Medicine provides a comprehensive basic and clinical medicine education program that produces physicians who are proficient to meet health care needs in the Netherlands-Antilles and other countries.
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closed 9/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Liberty Partners, acquired Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. announced that pursuant to a merger agreement with an affiliate of Liberty Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City, Concorde has become a privately held corporation, wholly owned by the Liberty affiliate.
buyer: Liberty Partners
Liberty specializes in middle-market private equity investments in manufacturing, business services, and education-related companies. Since its founding in 1992, the firm has committed over $1 billion to more than 45 investments. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. owns and operates proprietary, postsecondary institutions that offer career training in allied health programs at twelve campuses in seven states. Concorde serves the segment of population seeking to acquire a career-oriented education.
price ($mm)
$93
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
1.0x
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11.5x
closed 6/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Higher Education, acquired Southwest Health Career Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. today announced that its higher education division has acquired Southwest Health Career Institute, a post-secondary institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The acquisition marks Kaplan's first higher education school in the state and expands the company's campuses to 76 locations in 19 states.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves more than 75,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. and additional schools in Europe, Asia and Australia. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education, Kaplan University and Concord Law School. "
target: Southwest Health Career Institute
Southwest Health Career Institute was incorporated in July 1993 under the name “Dental Auxiliary Training Academy.” The school was originally located at 8400 Osuna Road NE in Northeast Albuquerque, and offered a Dental Assisting Certificate Program and Continuing Education for Dental Assistants. In
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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
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$256
EBITDA ($mm)
$43
EV / rev
1.3x
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7.7x
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.
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$70
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closed 9/18/2008 via BusinessWeek

DeVry Inc., acquired U.S. Education Corporation

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that it has completed its acquisition of U.S. Education, the parent organization of Apollo College and Western Career College, for $290 million in cash.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc., is the holding company for DeVry University, Ross University and Becker Conviser Professional Review. DeVry University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: U.S. Education Corporation
U.S. Education Corp's programs, offered through Apollo College and Western Career College, prepare students for careers in healthcare through certificate and associate degree programs. The company's colleges provide career-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.
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$290
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$140
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$26
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2.1x
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11.0x
announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BusinessWire

YDUQS, will acquire Adtalem Educacional do Brasil

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Adtalem Global Education has acquired the financial services division of OnCourse Learning. The division includes sub-brands such as BankersEdge and Total Training Solutions, leading providers of compliance training to the banking and credit union markets, as well as OnCourse Learning’s mortgage licensing and continuing education programs.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
seller parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
seller: OnCourse Learning
The acquisition includes the financial services portfolio of OnCourse Learning, including BankersEdge and Total Training Solutions, leading providers of compliance training to the banking and credit union markets, as well as OnCourse Learning’s mortgage licensing and continuing education programs.
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$121
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

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

San Joaquin Valley College, will acquire Carrington College

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

Cogswell College, will acquire DeVry University

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

DeVry Brasil, will acquire FACIMP - Faculdade de Imperatriz

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

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

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

DeVry Education Group, Kaizen Private Equity, acquired EduPristine

synopsis: Education firm DeVry has teamed up with sector-focused private equity firm Kaizen to acquire a majority stake in professional certification and skill development focused player EduPristine. EduPristine offers professional certifications and skills training through 20 locations, with a focus on finance, accounting, digital marketing and analytics.
buyer: DeVry Education Group (ATGE:$1,052.00)
buyer: Kaizen Private Equity
DeVry Education Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. Kaizen is a private equity firm that invests in businesses that transform human capital. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: EduPristine
EduPristine is India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance (like CFA, FRM and PRM), Accounting (CPA and CMA) and Analytics (Business Analytics and Big Data and Hadoop). It was founded by industry professionals in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
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closed 12/15/2015 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, acquired Grupo Ibmec

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

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Faculdade Ideal

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

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Damasio Educacional SA

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

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Faculdade Martha Falcão

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

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

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

DeVry Inc., acquired Faculdade Diferencial Integral

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced it has completed the acquisition of Faculdade Diferencial Integral, located in Piaui, Brazil. Facid currently serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: Faculdade Diferencial Integral
Faculdade Diferencial Integral (Facid) is located in the state of Piaui, Brazil. Facid serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

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

DeVry Inc., will acquire Faculdade Boa Viagem

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Faculdade Boa Viagem (FBV). FBV offers undergraduate, graduate and master's degree programs in business, law, engineering, communication, culinary, hospitality, fashion design, and information technology.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: Faculdade Boa Viagem
Faculdade Boa Viagem serves about 5,800 students and offers undergraduate, graduate and master's degree programs in business, law, engineering, communication, culinary, hospitality, fashion design, and information technology at three campuses located in the city of Recife.
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., acquired American University of the Caribbean

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced it has acquired the business operations of privately held American University of the Caribbean (AUC). Since 1978 AUC has provided students with quality medical education and has more than 4,000 graduates who are licensed and practicing medicine throughout the world.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: American University of the Caribbean
Since 1978 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has provided students with quality medical education and has more than 4,000 graduates who are licensed and practicing medicine throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$197
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closed 5/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ATC International

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of ATC International, a leading provider of professional accounting and finance training with centers in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: ATC International
Established in 1993, ATC International is a provider of professional finance and accounting training, working in partnership with clients and students alike so they can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and develop in today’s business climate.
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$4.80
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closed 9/18/2008 via BusinessWeek

DeVry Inc., acquired U.S. Education Corporation

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that it has completed its acquisition of U.S. Education, the parent organization of Apollo College and Western Career College, for $290 million in cash.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc., is the holding company for DeVry University, Ross University and Becker Conviser Professional Review. DeVry University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: U.S. Education Corporation
U.S. Education Corp's programs, offered through Apollo College and Western Career College, prepare students for careers in healthcare through certificate and associate degree programs. The company's colleges provide career-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
$140
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

synopsis: EDH, a private higher education group controlled by Quilvest alongside IK and management, acquires ESEC. Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target parent: Hildegarde
target: ESEC SARL
Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. Located in the heart of Paris and recognized by the Ministry of Culture, ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
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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
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
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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.
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$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
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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.
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$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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American Public Education, Inc.
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Afya Limited
Afya Limited
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Committed to education since 1965, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has consolidated itself as the fourth largest teaching group in Brazil. Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional offers quality academic-professional training through 14 higher education institutions with recognized local brands.
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American Public Education, Inc.
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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.
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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.
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Ticker: SEHK:6169
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment.
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Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
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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.
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Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
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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.
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