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closed 8/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Ross Learning LLC, acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners announced that its St. Clair-based portfolio company, Ross Education LLC, has acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. The transaction further expands Ross's presence in the Ohio market and enhances its portfolio of medical curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia. "
target: The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology provides post-secondary career education in allied health fields. IMDT offers certificate programs in medical assisting and dental assisting to students in the greater Cincinnati area.
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announced 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Intueri Education Group Limited, will acquire Information Technology Training Institute

synopsis: New Zealand's largest private training college Intueri Education Group has agreed to buy the Information Technology Training Institute (ITTI). They offer courses in IT service, networking, and computer systems administration and engineering with certification in CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco upon completion.
buyer: Intueri Education Group Limited (NZSE:IQE:$13.22)
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment. "
target: Information Technology Training Institute
Information Technology Training Institute (ITTI) is a Private Tertiary Education Institute, a specialist provider of courses in IT service, networking, and computer systems administration and engineering. Every course leads to an international certification: CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco.
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$0.79
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Partners, acquired Abitus, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm, has acquired Abitus Inc, a vocational education firm providing qualification training in various overseas certifications. Abitus offers US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: Abitus, Inc.
Abitus is a vocational education firm in Japan. Abitus provides qualification training in various overseas certifications, such as the US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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closed 10/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Australian College of Training and Employment, acquired DDLS

synopsis: Australian vocational education provider, the Australian College of Training and Employment (ACTE) Group has acquired DDLS, Australia’s leading, trusted ICT training partner, as both organisations look to expand and strengthen their positions in the fast growing ICT industry.
buyer: Australian College of Training and Employment
The Australian College of Training and Employment (ACTE) was established in 2006 to provide every Australian with the opportunity to transform their life through education. "
target parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
target: DDLS
With over 20 years experience DDLS is the Australian leader in IT Technical Training, Certification and Professional Development, enabling their customers to successfully deploy technology, effectively manage processes and deliver quality service.
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closed 1/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Avnet, Inc., acquired ExitCertified

synopsis: Avnet, Inc., a company that accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services, and solutions, announced that it has acquired ExitCertified, a leading provider of certified IT training in North America.
buyer: Avnet, Inc. (AVT:$19,518.59)
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. "
target: ExitCertified
ExitCertified® was founded in 2001 and offers strategic training paths for the skills required to support today’s technologies while offering a broad curriculum of application focused courses for clients looking to implement new/upgraded business applications.
price ($mm)
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$24
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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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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Bain Capital Double Impact, acquired Penn Foster Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, announced that it led an investor group to acquire Penn Foster, a provider of skills development and digital credentialing solutions, from the Vistria Group. Penn Foster's digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with academic coaching.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bain Capital Double Impact
Bain Capital Double Impact is the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Bain Capital Double Impact utilizes Bain Capital's proven, deep diligence, value-added approach to build great companies that deliver competitive financial returns. "
target parent: The Vistria Group
target: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching.
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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 1/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., acquired Orbis Education

synopsis: Grand Canyon Education, a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities, has completed the acquisition of Orbis Education Services, an education services company that supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities across the United States.
buyer: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE:$939.37)
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. "
target: Orbis Education
Orbis Education develops and manages healthcare education solutions that help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. They form partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, clinically intensive healthcare education programs.
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$363
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
price ($mm)
$0.93
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$2
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closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Pearson announced the buyout of Educomp’s shares in IndiaCan. The buyout of Educomp’s 50% shareholding in IndiaCan gives Pearson 100 % stake in IndiaCan. IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd. provides vocational education and training for educating and employing the youth in India.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Educomp Solutions Limited
target: IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd
IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd. provides vocational education and training for educating and employing the youth in India. It focuses on bridging the gap between employment opportunities, skills, and the knowledge base of the unemployed youth in the country and helps them to get placements.
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announced 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson Longman, will acquire Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC Education PLC, which offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region, said it has agreed to sell its non-core examinations subsidiary, Educational Resources Pte Ltd, or ER, to Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Longman
In Singapore since 1965, Pearson Longman draws on experiences, heritage and networks to bring numerous quality instructional programmes and resources that are tailor-made to the latest syllabuses from the Singapore Ministry of Education. "
target parent: AEC Education Plc
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
AEC Education Plc offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region. They have both class-based instruction and distance learning to post-graduate degree level.
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$4.03
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$3
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$0
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closed 1/4/2008 via

AEC Education Plc, acquired Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC is pleased to announce the exchange of contracts to acquire the 65% of Educational Resources Pte Ltd that it does not already own (“the Acquisition”) with effect from 4 January 2008. ER is incorporated in Singapore and has four wholly owned subsidiaries. Following the Acquisition, AEC will hold 100% of the issued share capital of ER.
buyer: AEC Education Plc (AIM:AEC:$10.66)
AEC Education Plc provides a range of educational courses and training programs, both as tutored courses leading to qualifications and by way of distance learning under various arrangements with universities, primarily in Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
Educational Resources provides curriculum resources, library books, educational multimedia and teaching resources to schools in Singapore.
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$0.58*
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited, acquired Testfunda.com

synopsis: Thinkcell Learning Solutions (formerly Gateforum Educational Services) has acquired elearning company Enabilon Learning, which offers its testprep packages through Testfunda.com. TestFunda.com provides online aptitude test preparation, with a focus on MBA and bank test preparation market.
buyer parent: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
buyer: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
Thinkcell Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Gateforum Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.) is an educational services provider. It offers test preparatory tools for graduate aptitude tests in engineering courses. They are the number 1 institute for preparation for the GATE Exam. "
target: Testfunda.com
With over 500,000 users, TESTfunda.com is the online hub for MBA, Bank and UPSC exam aspirants. They provide complete test preparation for CAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, MH-CET, Bank exams (IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk), UPSC CSAT and Campus Recruitment Tests.
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closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Certiport, Inc., acquired MeasureUp, Inc.

synopsis: Certiport, the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, announced they have acquired MeasureUp LLC, the global leader in IT practice tests and assessment services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Certiport, Inc.
Certiport is the leading provider of value-added, computerized test delivery services that include an expansive network of Certiport testing centers worldwide. Its comprehensive services encompass test development, psychometrics, program management, sales and marketing. "
target: MeasureUp, Inc.
MeasureUp is an assessment and certification practice test company, providing the necessary tools to reinforce learning and validate knowledge. MeasureUp assessment and practice test customers include a broad range of companies and higher-education learning institutes.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learners Edge, acquired Iteach

synopsis: Learners Edge, a portfolio company of L Squared Capital Partners, has acquired iteach, a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge is a leading direct-to-teacher provider of online professional development, continuing education and master’s degree programs for K-12 teachers. Learners Edge is the largest online direct-to-teacher continuing education provider in the U.S. "
target: Iteach
Texas-based iteach is a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
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closed 8/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Ross Learning LLC, acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners announced that its St. Clair-based portfolio company, Ross Education LLC, has acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. The transaction further expands Ross's presence in the Ohio market and enhances its portfolio of medical curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia. "
target: The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology provides post-secondary career education in allied health fields. IMDT offers certificate programs in medical assisting and dental assisting to students in the greater Cincinnati area.
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closed 6/22/2010 via Company Press Release

JLL Partners, acquired Ross Learning LLC

synopsis: Huron Capital announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Ross Education. Based in St. Clair, Michigan, Ross Education operates a group of 17 postsecondary schools that offer career-oriented training in allied health fields.
buyer: JLL Partners
Founded in 1988, JLL Partners is among the leading private equity investment firms in the country. Since inception, they have managed a series of private equity funds aggregating approximately $4 billion in committed capital. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. The Company operates a group of 17 postsecondary schools that offer career-oriented training in allied health fields.
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closed 8/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Ross Learning LLC, acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners announced that its St. Clair-based portfolio company, Ross Education LLC, has acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. The transaction further expands Ross's presence in the Ohio market and enhances its portfolio of medical curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia. "
target: The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology provides post-secondary career education in allied health fields. IMDT offers certificate programs in medical assisting and dental assisting to students in the greater Cincinnati area.
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closed 8/9/2006 via PR Newswire

The Providence Service Corporation, acquired Innovative Employment Solutions

synopsis: The Providence Service Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Providence Community Services, Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Innovative Employment Solutions, the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services.
buyer: The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC:$1,634.25)
Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities, provides home and community based social services to government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Innovative Employment Solutions
Innovative Employment Solutions is the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services and the owner of Ross Medical Education Center.
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$7.80
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closed 3/7/2005 via Company Press Release

Huron Capital Partners LLC, acquired Ross Learning LLC

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners LLC announced today that it has recapitalized Ross Learning LLC in partnership with Paul Mitchell, CEO of the Company. The transaction marks Huron’s sixth new platform investment within the last eight months and second significant platform investment in the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Huron Capital Partners LLC
Huron Capital Partners LLC is a Midwest based equity investment firm focused on investing in growing, established and profitable companies. We specialize in partnering with management teams to facilitate corporate spin-offs, family succession transactions, recapitalizations and management buyouts. "
target: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia.
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closed 2/23/2012 via PR Newswire

HCP & Company, acquired Career Training Academy, Inc.

synopsis: HCP & Company, a middle-market private equity firm headquartered in Chicago, announced the acquisition of Career Training Academy, Inc., a nationally accredited, Associate's degree and diploma granting, career school providing students with professional skills for careers in allied health.
buyer: HCP & Company
HCP & Company is a private equity firm specializing in growth equity and buyout investments in companies with attractive growth prospects and revenue from $10 million to $100 million. "
target: Career Training Academy, Inc.
Career Training Academy® is a career school offering programs in Medical and Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and Massage Therapy. Its programs are developed with a focus on the career goals of each and every student.
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closed 6/22/2010 via Company Press Release

JLL Partners, acquired Ross Learning LLC

synopsis: Huron Capital announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Ross Education. Based in St. Clair, Michigan, Ross Education operates a group of 17 postsecondary schools that offer career-oriented training in allied health fields.
buyer: JLL Partners
Founded in 1988, JLL Partners is among the leading private equity investment firms in the country. Since inception, they have managed a series of private equity funds aggregating approximately $4 billion in committed capital. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. The Company operates a group of 17 postsecondary schools that offer career-oriented training in allied health fields.
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closed 1/5/2010 via Capital IQ

BC Partners, acquired ATI Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: BC Partners has acquired ATI Holding Company. ATI operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the large buy-out market for 20 years. The firm operates as an integrated team through its offices in Europe and America. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: ATI Enterprises, Inc.
ATI offers specialized training to students in the automotive, IT, and healthcare industries. ATI Enterprises operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico.
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closed 3/7/2005 via Company Press Release

Huron Capital Partners LLC, acquired Ross Learning LLC

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners LLC announced today that it has recapitalized Ross Learning LLC in partnership with Paul Mitchell, CEO of the Company. The transaction marks Huron’s sixth new platform investment within the last eight months and second significant platform investment in the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Huron Capital Partners LLC
Huron Capital Partners LLC is a Midwest based equity investment firm focused on investing in growing, established and profitable companies. We specialize in partnering with management teams to facilitate corporate spin-offs, family succession transactions, recapitalizations and management buyouts. "
target: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KEA Group, acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers

synopsis: The KEA Group, a holding company in France, has acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA), a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
buyer: KEA Group
The KEA Group is a holding company in France. KEA's holdings include Ecole Supérieure d'Ostéopathie (ESO), a private higher education institution focused on osteopathy; and Ecole Supérieure de Naturopathie (ESNAT), a higher education institution focused on Naturopathy. "
target: Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers
Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA) is a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspire2, acquired Safety 'n Action Ltd

synopsis: Aspire2 Group, the newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital, will acquire Safety ‘n Action. Safety ‘n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become New Zealand’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Aspire2
Aspire2 Group is a newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital. Aspire2 was formed through the acquisition of five New Zealand based private education businesses. "
target: Safety 'n Action Ltd
Safety n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become NZ’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
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closed 12/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Unitek College, acquired NCP College of Nursing

synopsis: Unitek College has acquired NCP College of Nursing. Established in 1993, The mission of NCP is to educate adults to become competent, efficient, and safe entry level health-care providers. The Vocational Nursing Program was developed to meet the growing demand for health-care providers in a hospital and/or variety of health-care settings.
buyer parent: Unitek Information Systems, Inc.
buyer: Unitek College
Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, and an online Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program. It has Main Campus in Fremont, a Branch Campus in Sacramento, and a Satellite Campus in San Jose. "
target: NCP College of Nursing
Founded in 1993, NCP College of Nursing has offered nursing training to a diverse student body for over 17 years. NCP College of Nursing offers a Licensed Vocational Nursing training program from its Hayward and South San Francisco campuses.
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closed 2/21/2012 via PR Newswire

United Education Institute, acquired Emergency Training Services, Inc.

synopsis: International Education Corporation, a leading national provider of career education and parent company of UEI College, has acquired Emergency Training Services (ETS), a leading emergency medical care training college in Santa Cruz, California. ETS provides training for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and First Responders.
buyer parent: International Education Corporation
buyer: United Education Institute
United Education Institute (UEI) serves as a top choice for career preparation and training. Students interested in entering a new career or training program to enhance their current occupation can consider a wide variety of UEI programs. "
target: Emergency Training Services, Inc.
The mission of Emergency Training Services is to respond to the educational needs of individuals seeking a career as an EMT or Paramedic. It is structured to develop competencies and skills in students necessary to function responsibly as members of an emergency medical care team.
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closed 11/7/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Steiner Leisure Limited, acquired Cortiva, Inc.

synopsis: Steiner Leisure Limited announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Cortiva Group, Inc., which operates seven post-secondary massage therapy schools with a total of 12 campuses located in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington.
buyer: Steiner Leisure Limited (STNR:$701.63)
Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider and innovator in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. Its services include traditional and alternative massage, body and skin treatment options, fitness, acupuncture, herbal medicine, medi-spa treatments and laser hair removal. "
target: Cortiva, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Cortiva Group Inc. is a community of massage therapy schools that deliver high quality of health and wellness education with a focus on humanity. Cortiva operates seven post-secondary massage therapy schools with a total of 12 campuses.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
price ($mm)
$3.55
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closed 5/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yuan Spa, acquired Bellevue Massage School

synopsis: Yuan Spa owner Z Zhang has purchased Bellevue Massage School for $170,000 to pursue her goal of training students to get ready for working in five-star spas. Bellevue Massage School offers high-quality education in massage therapy.
buyer: Yuan Spa
East meets West at Yuan Spa where clients experience massage therapy, advanced skin care, and herbal body treatments brought together from around the globe, guided by their highly qualified multinational therapists. "
target: Bellevue Massage School
Bellevue Massage School offers high-quality education in massage therapy. It is a testament to its owners, teachers and staff, that the school’s students have consistently maintained one of the highest first-time pass rates of all massage schools in the state.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 2/10/2014 via PR Newswire

MedTech College, acquired National Medical Education Training Center

synopsis: Medtech College has acquired National Medical Education & Training Center. National Medical Education & Training Center is a values-driven organization that educates and trains competent, compassionate, pre-hospital emergency medical providers.
buyer parent: Excellere Partners
buyer: MedTech College
Medtech is a nationally accredited, leading post-secondary network of colleges and institutes. Medtech campuses help students explore opportunities, strive for excellence and gain the skills and confidence to achieve their full potential in the growing healthcare field. "
target: National Medical Education Training Center
National Medical Education & Training Center is a values-driven organization that educates and trains competent, compassionate, pre-hospital emergency medical providers.
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closed 3/30/2011 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Outside the Classroom

synopsis: EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology platform addressing growing state mandates in new subject areas, has announced the acquisition of Boston-based Outside The Classroom, Inc., the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Substance Abuse, and additional product areas. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: Outside the Classroom
Outside The Classroom is a Boston-based company that was founded to address epidemic-level public health issues affecting education, corporate, and government institutions. The company is the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 10/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Southern Technical College

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Southern Technical Institute, Inc., a family owned and operated for-profit vocational college with six campuses located in central Florida.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a private equity firm based in New York City that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education and media industries principally in the United States and Canada. "
target: Southern Technical College
Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. They have been helping students in Florida to prepare for their future careers.
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closed 2/9/2007 via Company Press Release

ATI Enterprises, Inc., acquired South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

synopsis: Riverside acquired South Texas Vocational Technical Institute, a proprietary school offering allied health, business, childcare, computer, legal and English as a Second Language programs, as an add-on to ATI Enterprises, a post-secondary for-profit vocational school.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: ATI Enterprises, Inc.
ATI offers specialized training to students in the automotive, IT, and healthcare industries. ATI Enterprises operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico. "
target: South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute offers high-quality career training to help prepare our students for rewarding and successful careers in Health Care, Business, Computers, Legal and Massage Therapy.
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closed 2/3/2004 via Company Press Release

Generation Partners, acquired MedVance Institute

synopsis: Generation Partners announced today that it has recently completed a $9.5 million investment in MedVance Institute (“MedVance”), a rapidly growing provider of post-secondary allied health education.
buyer: Generation Partners
Founded: 1996, Total Capital: $325 Million. Generation's investment philosophy is driven by several key guiding principals: (1) quality of management is the primary determinant of investment success and owners make better managers; (2) smaller companies o "
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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$9.50
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

HCA Holdings, Inc., acquired Galen College of Nursing

synopsis: HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest educators of nurses in the U.S., announced that HCA Healthcare has become the majority owner of the parent company of Galen.
buyer: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA:$50,087.00)
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. "
target: Galen College of Nursing
Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest nursing educators in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs and practical/vocational nursing programs.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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announced 12/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Australian Learning Group Pty Limited, will acquire 4Life Pty Ltd

synopsis: UCW Limited (UCW) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding Share Sale Agreement (SSA) to acquire 100% 4Life Pty Ltd (4Life) through its subsidiary Australian Learning Group. 4Life's courses include Early Childhood Education and Care, Individual Support, Disability, Ageing Support, Mental Health, Counseling and Community Services.
buyer parent: UCW Limited
buyer: Australian Learning Group Pty Limited
Australian Learning Group Pty Limited (ALG) has been providing quality vocational education and training for 29 years. ALG has campuses in Sydney (Head Campus), Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and also offers regional trainers and training venues all across Australia. "
target: 4Life Pty Ltd
Established in Adelaide, 4Life is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider that offers certificate and diploma level courses in the field of Community Services to international and domestic students.
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