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closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Five Preschools from Children's Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, has announced it has acquired five preschools located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. from Children's Center preschools.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of over 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Children's Center
Children's Center owns and operates preschools in the US.
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announced 5/4/2022 via BusinessWire

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, will acquire Only About Children

synopsis: Bright Horizons Family Solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Only About Children, a high-quality operator of child care and early education centers in Australia.
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,832.29)
Bright Horizons is a leading global provider of high-quality child care and early education, back-up care, and workplace education services. The company partners with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Only About Children
Only About Children is a high-quality operator of child care and early education centers in Australia. Based outside Sydney, OAC operates approximately 75 campuses located in the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$140
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2.3x
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closed 4/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Group Limited, acquired Education Angels

synopsis: Genius Group Limited, a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, has announced the completion of its acquisition of New Zealand based Education Angels, a provider of in-home childcare, which enables children from birth to five years to flourish in a caring environment tailored to their needs.
buyer: Genius Group Limited (NYSEAM:GNS:$12.78)
Genius Group is a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market. "
target: Education Angels
New Zealand based Education Angels is a provider of in-home childcare, which enables children from birth to five years to flourish in a caring environment tailored to their needs.
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$2.03
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closed 3/9/2022 via PR Web

Children of America, acquired Oceanside Academy

synopsis: Children of America, Educational Childcare (COA), the #1 preschool in America, has acquired Oceanside Academy, a private preschool located in Jupiter, Florida. Oceanside Academy strives to provide all children with a quality early learning experience. They offer a safe and stimulating environment where children cultivate a natural desire to learn.
buyer: Children of America
Children of America (COA) is the #1 preschool in America. COA offers the highest level of childcare for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. Their premier programs include infant care, toddler care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, before-and-after school care, and summer camp. "
target: Oceanside Academy
Oceanside Academy is a private preschool located in Jupiter, Florida. Oceanside Academy strives to provide all children with a quality early learning experience. They offer a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where children cultivate a natural desire to learn.
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closed 4/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Learning Care Group, Inc., acquired Young School

synopsis: Learning Care Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of Young School, six preschools serving families in Maryland in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and childcare provider in North America.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group is a leader in early childhood education, with more than 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., the company is the second largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America. "
target: Young School
Young School is a daycare group that aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning by providing a thoughtful, nurturing environment for children that fosters creativity, independence and social confidence in a dynamic, joyful setting that is respectful of each child’s needs and individuality.
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closed 8/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sunny Days Nurseries, acquired TE Childcare Ltd

synopsis: Sunny Days Nurseries, a provider of childcare services in the UK, has acquired TE Childcare, an operator of preschools in the UK. TE Childcare operates the Hoppers and Sparkling Stars preschools. Their preschools provide a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for children aged 2-4 years old.
buyer: Sunny Days Nurseries
Sunny Days Nurseries is a provider of childcare services in the UK. Sunny Days operates two day nurseries in the Dorset. Their nurseries provide exceptional childcare in an environment that inspires learning and development through fun and play. "
target: TE Childcare Ltd
TE Childcare is an operator of preschools in the UK. TE Childcare operates the Hoppers and Sparkling Stars preschools. Their preschools provide a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for children aged 2-4 years old. They offer a variety of areas and activities for children to play in.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BusinessWire

Higher Ground Education, acquired CozyKin

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: CozyKin
CozyKin, now known as Guidepost at Home, is the go-to nanny sharing platform for new and expectant parents looking to combine the personalized care and convenience of a nanny combined with the program quality of early education.
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announced 2/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Morgan Stanley
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 225 private preschools across the country. Cadence has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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announced 12/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire Giraffe Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, is to acquire Giraffe Childcare, a company that operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Giraffe Childcare
Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie, will acquire ELFA Preschool

synopsis: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM), an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong, will acquire ELFA Preschool, a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
buyer: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SEHK:8363:$24.52)
SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM) is an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong. SDM offers ballet and jazz courses for children between the ages of 1 and 16. SDM also provides over 300 performance opportunities to students annually to help them build confidence, friendships and team spirit. "
target: ELFA Preschool
ELFA Preschool is a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer rich educational programmes to more than 20,000 students annually. They offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
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$1.52
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Forbes

Golden Gate Capital, acquired The Learning Experience

synopsis: The Learning Experience, one of the top early learning and childcare franchises in the country, announced it had been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm, Golden Gate Capital. The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target parent: Norwest Venture Partners
target: The Learning Experience
The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation.
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$22
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Only About Children, acquired Little Learning School

synopsis: Private equity major Bain Capital has acquired Australia’s childcare provider Little Learning School through its subsidiary, Only About Children. Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, while Only About Children runs 44 campuses across Melbourne and Sydney.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Only About Children
Only About Children is changing the childcare landscape, with a holistic approach to early learning. Only About Children owns and operates a network of upmarket long day care centers across the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. "
target: Little Learning School
Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, Australia. Little Learning School has a strong vision and desire to become the leader in child care services by being innovative and attracting the greatest educators.
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$114
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

MindChamps PreSchool Ltd, will purchase Four Early Learning Centres from Cherry Bridge Station

synopsis: MindChamps, an operator of pre-schools in Singapore, will acquire four early learning centres from Cherry Bridge Station, an operator of early learning and childcare centres in Australia. The early learning centres are located in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith.
buyer parent: Champion Minds Pte Ltd.
buyer: MindChamps PreSchool Ltd (SGX:CNE:$17.10)
MindChamps is the #1 market share leader with 39.5% of the premium range pre-schools in Singapore. Their unique advanced learning programmes are the result of the combined work of a team of world-class professionals from 4 different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and North America). "
seller: Cherry Bridge Station
The four early learning centres in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith belong to Cherry Bridge Station, Australia’s number one childcare provider. Cherry Bridge Station operates state of the art early learning and childcare centres that are equipped to meet any demand.
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$9.90
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Advantage Partners, acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.

synopsis: On May 31, 2017, funds served by Advantage Partners acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd., an educational services provider. Yaruki Switch Group operates several private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation within themselves to pursue their own path.
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: YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Yaruki Switch Group operates private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation to pursue their own path. The group’s formats include tutoring schools, childcare centers that teach English, elementary school entrance exams prep, sports classrooms, and more.
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$144
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announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire BrightPath Early Learning

synopsis: Busy Bees Holdings Limited announced it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BrightPath. BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK's largest provider of quality child care, looking after 35,000 children in 329 nurseries. Founded in 1984, Busy Bees is committed to providing quality care for children in a safe, caring environment, meeting each child's individual social, physical and emotional needs. "
target: BrightPath Early Learning (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country. Meeting the highest standards in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational programing, BrightPath is committed to providing the best child development programs and care.
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$74 [$106]
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$56
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$6
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announced 5/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Evolve Education Group Limited, will purchase 6 Early Childhood Education Centers from Little Wonders Childcare Group

synopsis: Little Wonders Childcare Group New Zealand has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. The six Little Wonders ECE centres being sold are based in some of the main population hubs of the lower part of the South Island (Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru & Cromwell).
buyer: Evolve Education Group Limited (NZSE:EVO:$106.51)
Evolve Education Group is a New Zealand owned and operated provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. Evolve’s priority is to ensure every child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years. "
seller: Little Wonders Childcare Group
The privately-owned Little Wonders Childcare Group Centers in New Zealand's Lower South Island encompasses 6 early childhood education centres. Purpose built to high specifications, the centres are popular & offer quality ECE in areas of stable & growing demand.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

AcadeMedia AB, acquired Step Kids Education GmbH

synopsis: AcadeMedia announced that they have acquired the German preschool company Step Kids Education GmbH (Stepke). Stepke was founded in 2011 and operates seven preschools and three mobile preschools in the regions Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen, with 640 children and 200 employees.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,436.32)
AcadeMedia is Northern Europe's largest education company, with locations/facilities/presence in Sweden, Norway and Germany. Their 12,500 employees at 550 preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres share a common focus on quality and development. "
target: Step Kids Education GmbH
Founded in 2011, Step Kids Education (Stepke) operates seven preschools and three mobile preschools in Germany, with 640 children and 200 employees. Their preschools are located in the Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen regions.
price ($mm)
$8.66
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$7
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closed 12/31/2016 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired The Children's Garden

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a Miami-based leader in education management, has acquired The Children’s Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Children’s Garden, located in the heart of downtown Portland, offers high-quality, personalized care for children from six weeks of age through kindergarten.
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: The Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden, located in downtown Portland, OR, offers high-quality, personalized care for children from six weeks of age through kindergarten. Students thrive in a stimulating and enriching learning environment featuring a proprietary research-based curriculum centered on mindfulness.
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closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Five Preschools from Children's Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, has announced it has acquired five preschools located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. from Children's Center preschools.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of over 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Children's Center
Children's Center owns and operates preschools in the US.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$254.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
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$405
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$368
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$50
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1.1x
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closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
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$127 [$142]
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$239
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$17
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0.6x
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closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Five Preschools from Children's Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, has announced it has acquired five preschools located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. from Children's Center preschools.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of over 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Children's Center
Children's Center owns and operates preschools in the US.
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closed 9/30/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Rhoades School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that it has acquired The Rhoades School, a leading school for gifted and talented students in Grades K-8 located in Encinitas, California.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School's goal is to support the positive development of intellectually gifted children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The students are provided with an appropriate curriculum, a supportive peer group and suitable guidance in an encouraging and thoughtful manner.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
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$12
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$8
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1.5x
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closed 6/11/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Montessori Corner Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced that it has acquired all business and operating assets of Montessori Corner Schools, a group of three schools located in Plainsboro and West Windsor, NJ. The schools serve Pre K through sixth grade students.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Montessori Corner Schools
The Montessori Corner schools strive for educational excellence with a mission to provide for each of its students a well-rounded, individualized educational and developmental experience, based on Montessori principles that nurture the love of learning.
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closed 4/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Highpointe Children's Academy

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced that it has acquired all business and operating assets of Highpointe Children's Academy, Arlington, Texas, Pre K through fourth grade students.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Highpointe Children's Academy
Highpointe Children's Academy offers a wide variety of educational experiences and activities for children beginning at six weeks and continuing through fourth grade.
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cancelled 3/19/2009 via Bloomberg

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation had made a proposal of $13.50 per share which was not accepted by the Nobel Learning Communities Board of Directors. On March 18, 2009, KLC was notified by letter that the Nobel Board of Directors had rejected its March 10th proposal.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC) is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation.
price ($mm)
$189
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$206
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
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0.9x
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9.8x
closed 8/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Missouri City, Texas school from Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced it has acquired all business and operating assets of the Ivy Kids Early Learning Center's Missouri City, Texas school.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Ivy Kids Early Learning Center
Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, a leading private pre-school located in suburban Houston, Texas, combines academic excellence and innovation with a nurturing, creative world designed especially for children.
price ($mm)
$0.72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Southern Highlands Preparatory School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has acquired all business and operating assets of Southern Highlands Preparatory School, a leading private school for students from pre-school to Grade 8 located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Southern Highlands Preparatory School
Southern Highlands Preparatory School opened its doors in the fall of 2003. A private, non-sectarian preparatory school, Southern Highlands Preparatory School provides programs for students preschool through grade 8.
price ($mm)
$1.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Camelback Desert Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools, announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Camelback Desert Schools, which are located in the fast growing Phoenix, Arizona market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Camelback Desert Schools
At Camelback Desert Schools, our goal is to prepare students to be academically successful, capable of transferring their knowledge and skills to new challenges, and confident in their ability to succeed. We offer a challenging and well-rounded academic curriculum.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., will acquire IvyGlen Schools

synopsis: On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Nobel Learning signed a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire all the operating assets of IvyGlen Schools, a leading private school operator in the Dallas, Texas market. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days subject to licensing approval.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: IvyGlen Schools
IvyGlen is a private school operator located in the Dallas, Texas market, operating programs for infants through Pre-K, as well as an after-school program for elementary school students. IvyGlen Schools are accredited through the SACS CASI, the premiere education body in the United States.
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closed 3/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc., a leading private preschool for children ages infant through Kindergarten in the Columbus, Ohio market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc.
Enchanted Care Learning Center, Inc. was created for the purpose of providing the finest quality childcare, preschool, kindergarten and school-age programming in the Columbus, Ohio area, for children ages six weeks to 11 years.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.
Discovery Isle is a leading preschool provider in Southern California, delivering well-rounded educational programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Honor Roll School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading provider of education and school management services for the preschool through eighth grade markets, announced that it had expanded its national presence with the acquisition of The Honor Roll School in Sugar Land, Texas. THRS is a leading pre- kindergarten through eighth grade school.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: The Honor Roll School
The Honor Roll School is the premier independent school for 2 year-olds through 8th graders in the Sugar Land area. We are an academic school committed to developing well-rounded and well-educated young people with a strong sense of responsibility.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Five Preschools from Children's Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, has announced it has acquired five preschools located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. from Children's Center preschools.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of over 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Children's Center
Children's Center owns and operates preschools in the US.
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announced 8/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Georgia Capital PLC, will acquire Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC

synopsis: Georgia Capital PLC is to acquire Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC, an educational institution that offers three-level teaching. Currently, the school provides education to 450 learners from 1st to 12th grade, and offers distance learning and pre-school education. They are based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
buyer: Georgia Capital PLC (LSE:CGEO:$391.19)
Georgia Capital is an investment and holding company of a diversified group focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia. They seek to capture growth in these sectors: renewable energy, P&C insurance, real estate, water utility, healthcare, auto services, education, & retail banking."
target: Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC
Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC is an educational institution that offers three-level teaching. Currently, the school provides education to 450 learners from 1st to 12th grade, and offers distance learning and pre-school education. They are based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired Obersee Bilingual School

synopsis: Cognita, a global educational group, has acquired a majority stake in Obersee Bilingual School (OBS), a German and English school in Sweden. OBS delivers high-quality bilingual education and care for children aged 3 months through to Upper School. Their students are educated in small classes by both native German and English teachers.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: Obersee Bilingual School
Obersee Bilingual School (OBS) is a German and English school in Sweden. OBS delivers high-quality bilingual education and care for children aged 3 months through to Upper School. Their students are educated in small classes by both native German and English teachers.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, acquired HeronBridge College

synopsis: Curro announced its plan to buy HeronBridge College in Fourways, Johannesburg. The 20-year old school offers an education from pre-primary to matric level, with high-school fees upwards of R112,000 a year. The school will be part of Curro’s “Select schools” group.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$211.14)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: HeronBridge College
HeronBridge College in Fourways, Johannesburg is a 20-year old school that offers an education from pre-primary to matric level. HeronBridge has a heart-led and intentional approach to schooling that focuses on nurturing and developing each child to grow and excel in their God-given talents.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

International Schools Partnership, acquired MILE School

synopsis: International Schools Partnership, a growing group of international schools, has acquired MILE School, a bilingual school in Italy. MILE offers a multicultural environment where students can become autonomous and responsible learners. They provide educational services for nursery, kindergarten, primary school, and lower secondary school.
buyer: International Schools Partnership
Based in the UK, International Schools Partnership was founded by a team of experienced school operators with both educational and commercial expertise, managing and providing education to 16,000 students in Pre-K-13 schools across Europe, North America, Central America and the Middle East. "
target: MILE School
MILE School is a bilingual school in Italy. MILE offers a multicultural environment where students can become autonomous and responsible learners. They provide educational services for nursery, kindergarten, primary school, and lower secondary school.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges, has acquired Camelot Education, a provider of trauma-informed education solutions partnering with public school districts in the United States.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot Education is a provider of trauma-informed education solutions partnering with public school districts in the United States. Camelot excels in engaging students in their education with programming and structures specifically created for diverse learners, enabling them to thrive in school.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

International Schools Partnership, acquired Lynn-Rose School

synopsis: Lynn-Rose School has joined the International Schools Partnership. Lynn-Rose School offers an education to over 350 children and students from predominantly local families based in Mississauga City of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. The school one of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Continuum schools in the area.
buyer: International Schools Partnership
Based in the UK, International Schools Partnership was founded by a team of experienced school operators with both educational and commercial expertise, managing and providing education to 16,000 students in Pre-K-13 schools across Europe, North America, Central America and the Middle East. "
target: Lynn-Rose School
Lynn-Rose School offers an education to over 350 children and students from predominantly local families based in Mississauga City of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. The school one of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Continuum schools in the area.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AcadeMedia AB, will acquire Swedish Education Group AB

synopsis: AcadeMedia will acquire Swedish Education Group AB. Swedish Education Group operate one compulsory school in Stockholm, one compulsory and upper secondary school in Stockholm for children with need of additional resources, and three upper secondary schools located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,436.32)
AcadeMedia creates opportunities for people to develop. Our 16,900 employees at our more than 660 preschools, primary schools, upper secondary schools and adult education have a common focus on quality and development. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Swedish Education Group AB
Swedish Education Group operate one compulsory school in Stockholm, one compulsory and upper secondary school in Stockholm for children with need of additional resources, and three upper secondary schools located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.3x
closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired Mirasur International School

synopsis: Cognita, a global educational group, has acquired Mirasur International School (MIS), a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: Mirasur International School
Mirasur International School (MIS) is a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
price ($mm)
$5.71*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Escola da Inteligência

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco Platform Limited has acquired Escola de Inteligência Cursos Educacionais, the leading solution in social-emotional learning (SEL) in Brazil. The acquisition will combine the leading company in cognitive solutions with the leader in social-emotional learning.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Escola da Inteligência
Brazil-based Escola da Inteligência provides an educational program focused on the development of social-emotional skills within the K-12 school environment. The main goals of the program are the self-management of emotions and developing skills to improve school performance and relationships.
price ($mm)
$88
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Al-Khaleej Training & Education, will purchase Portfolio of Schools from Alkhabeer Capital

synopsis: Riyadh-based training and education provider, Alkhaleej Training and Education agreed to acquire a portfolio of education companies owned by private funds managed by Alkhabeer. The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
buyer: Al-Khaleej Training & Education (SASE:4290:$230.30)
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more. "
seller: Alkhabeer Capital
The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., acquired Escola Autonomia

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Autonomia, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$15.56)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Escola Autonomia
Escola Autonomia is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
price ($mm)
$5.53
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2020 via Bloomberg

Maple Leaf Educational Systems, will acquire Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. has agreed to acquire Canadian International School, one of the largest international schools in Singapore. Canadian International School, founded in 1990, has about 3,000 students in Singapore, representing more than 70 nationalities across two campuses.
buyer: Maple Leaf Educational Systems (SEHK:1317:$228.99)
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 104 schools from preschool to high school in more than 20 cities throughout China, three in Canada, one in Australia, and one in Malaysia serving over 43,500 students. "
target: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.
The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore provides an international education for students aged 2 to 18. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CIS offers all three programmes: IB Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
price ($mm)
$487
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Critique, acquired Escola Viva

synopsis: Critique, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Viva, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
buyer parent: Bahema Educação S.A.
buyer: Critique
Critique is a Brazilian education group. Critique provides early childhood to high school education services. The group is comprised of Escola Balão Vermelho, Colégio Mangabeiras, Escola Parque, Centro Educacional Viva, and Escola da Vila. "
target: Escola Viva
Escola Viva is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
price ($mm)
$9.51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2020 via Company Press Release

International Schools Partnership, acquired Colegio Internacional Aravaca

synopsis: Colegio Internacional Aravaca in Madrid, Spain has joined the International Schools Partnership. The Colegio Internacional Aravaca is a co-educational Primary and Secondary school with nearly 550 students from 2 to 18 years of age.
buyer: International Schools Partnership
Based in the UK, International Schools Partnership was founded by a team of experienced school operators with both educational and commercial expertise, managing and providing education to 16,000 students in Pre-K-13 schools across Europe, North America, Central America and the Middle East. "
target: Colegio Internacional Aravaca
The Colegio Internacional Aravaca is a co-educational Primary and Secondary school with nearly 550 students from 2 to 18 years of age. Based in Madrid, the school stands out not only for its strong academics, but also for the importance placed on fostering a holistic approach to school life.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Colegio Joyfe

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L, an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Colegio Joyfe, a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Colegio Joyfe
Colegio Joyfe is a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years. Colegio Joyfe aims to help students enhance their talents and strengthen their leadership and social skills.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.4x
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, acquired The King’s School Linbro Park

synopsis: Curro, a company that acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa, has acquired The King’s School Linbro Park, a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$211.14)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: The King’s School Linbro Park
The King’s School Linbro Park is a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services. Their schools deliver excellent academic programmes, as well as extra mural programmes that cover a variety of sporting and cultural activities.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ardenton Capital, acquired Pebbles Care

synopsis: Ardenton Capital Corporation, a global private equity corporation, has acquired Pebbles Care, a provider of residential care and education for young people across the UK. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
buyer: Ardenton Capital
Ardenton is a global private equity corporation focused on meaningful business partnerships and long term growth. Ardenton works strategically to nurture management teams and expand into new markets, growing small companies into lasting multi-national organizations. "
target: Pebbles Care
Pebbles Care is a provider of residential care and education for young people across the United Kingdom. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Kingdom Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire a 92.1% stake in Kingdom Schools Company from Kingdom Investment and Development Company, an investment company in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a kindergarten in Saudi Arabia.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target parent: Kingdom Holding Company
target: Kingdom Schools
Kingdom Schools is a private school in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates separate boys` and girls` elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a mixed kindergarten. Their schools cater to over 4,000 students and aims to provide the best general education environment in the Arab world.
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Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$477.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.82
EBIT ($mm)
$65.77
Net Income ($mm)
$45.57
Employees
10366
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Ticker: OM:ENG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internationella Engelska Skolan
Internationella Engelska Skolan
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is one of the leading free school operators in Sweden. IES has 25,600 students at 36 schools, and about 3,200 students at its schools in Spain. IES Sweden operates schools for students in grades F-12. Its main focus is grades 4-9.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$296.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.35
EBIT ($mm)
$23.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.88
Employees
2974
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Ticker: ARCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arco Platform Limited
Arco Platform Limited
Arco’s mission is to transform the way students learn, promote and scale education of excellence. With a historical growth of over 40% per year, the company has been expanding its portfolio and its territorial reach, thus progressively delivering more value to a growing number of schools in Brazil.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$168.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.08
EBIT ($mm)
$27.72
Net Income ($mm)
$6.21
Employees
1949
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: OM:ATVEXA B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atvexa AB
Atvexa AB
Atvexa is an owner and operator of schools in Sweden. Through its subsidiaries the group operates 75 preschools, 16 schools, and 1 special school. Atvexa's vision is to create an educational environment that allows all children and students to grow.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$108.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.91
EBIT ($mm)
$5.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.32
Employees
1
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Ticker: SASE:4292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$84.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.13
EBIT ($mm)
$23.74
Net Income ($mm)
$17.19
Employees
0
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Ticker: SASE:4291
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE) is a leading education group in Saudi Arabia. NCLE operates several schools that contain more than 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The group offers kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary education services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$56.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.86
EBIT ($mm)
$14.64
Net Income ($mm)
$13.51
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
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.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EA Education Group Inc
EA Education Group Inc
EA Education Group Inc. is a leading provider serving the unique needs of international junior and senior high school students and an active promoter of international education & cultural exchange between Canada and China.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.43
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
$0.29
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:1317
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 74 schools from preschool to high school in 18 cities throughout China and 2 in Canada, serving over 28,000 students.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.33
EBIT ($mm)
$74.23
Net Income ($mm)
$89.77
Employees
6054
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Ticker: NZSE:EVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evolve Education Group Limited
Evolve Education Group Limited
Evolve Education Group is a New Zealand owned and operated provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. Evolve’s priority is to ensure every child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$106.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.38
EBIT ($mm)
$17.54
Net Income ($mm)
$11.15
Employees
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