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announced 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will purchase eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. The acquisition allows Apollo to accelerate its efforts to incorporate adaptive learning into its academic platform and to provide tools to help raise student achievement in mathematics.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
seller: Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is an educational and research institution. The university was founded in 1900 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has endowment assets worth $756 million.
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closed 4/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Main Capital Partners BV, acquired Paragin B.V.

synopsis: Netherlands-based Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in Paragin, a leading Dutch provider of software aimed at competence, knowledge, and talent development for education and (semi-) government. Paragin’s solutions provide active support in testing, certification, and career guidance.
buyer: Main Capital Partners BV
Netherlands-based Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Nordics regions. Within this sector, Main Capital is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. "
target: Paragin B.V.
Netherlands-based Paragin develops software aimed at competence, knowledge, and talent development for large and small organizations in education and business. Their products range from software for testing and examining to an e-learning platform, certification, career development, and ePortfolios.
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closed 6/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

GetMyUni, acquired Avagmah

synopsis: GetMyUni, one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms, has acquired Avagmah, the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
buyer: GetMyUni
GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information, data points, student ratings, reviews, forums, and a student connect platform. "
target: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Minsheng Education Group, will purchase TCL Educational Web from TCL Corporation

synopsis: Chinese education services provider Minsheng Education Group is acquiring TCL Educational Web from TCL Technology, an affiliate of state-backed electronics maker TCL Corporation. TCL Educational Web offers online education in China.
buyer: Minsheng Education Group (SEHK:1569:$141.97)
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals. "
seller: TCL Corporation
The acquisition includes TCL Educational Web, which offers online education in China. TCL Corporation is a partially state-owned Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

China Chuanglian Education, will acquire Chuanglian Xinghui

synopsis: China Chuanglian Education Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share transfer agreement to acquire an additional 50% equity interest in Shenzhen Chuanglian Xinghui Technology Company, a company engaging in online education development through its website ijiaoyin.com.
buyer: China Chuanglian Education (SEHK:2371:$14.79)
China Chuanglian Education is engaged in the online education business and internet advertisement industry in the PRC. The Group owns cross-media platform that facilitates online training, smart management of online education and exchange of education resources. "
target: Chuanglian Xinghui
Chuanglian Xinghui is a new and developing internet technology company engaging in online education development, and operates the ijiaoyin.com. It is an education system that operates across three major information media in computers, mobile phones and televisions.
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closed 2/10/2016 via PR Web

Fulcrum Labs, acquired Adapt Courseware, LLC.

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Fulcrum Labs has acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments.
buyer: Fulcrum Labs
Founded in 2014, Fulcrum Labs is a full-service learning and development agency for organizations tired of DIY instructional tools and death by PowerPoint, which has been synonymous with e-learning and classroom training. "
target: Adapt Courseware, LLC.
Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments. Its powerful, competency-based content aggregation and delivery toolset integrates with a school's LMS.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PR Web

eLearning Innovation, LLC, acquired aelearn

synopsis: eLearning Innovation, LLC, a provider of instructional design services is pleased to announce the acquisition of their long-term partner, Advanced E-learning Solutions (aelearn). aelearn provides customized E-Learning solutions for a variety of organizations (small businesses, higher- and continuing-education, non-profits, and the corporate world).
buyer: eLearning Innovation, LLC
eLearning Innovation, LLC, provides instructional design services to higher ed, K-12, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. Specializing in experiential learning, eLearning Innovation creates active learning environments that inspire and educate. "
target: aelearn
Advanced E-Learning Solutions, Inc. (aelearn), a minority-owned business, is a premier E-Learning solutions provider. The aelearn team provides customized E-Learning solutions for a variety of organizations (small businesses, higher- and continuing-education, non-profits, and the corporate world).
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closed 2/6/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Area9

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced that it has acquired Area9 Aps, an adaptive learning company that develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Area9
Area9 develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education. Area9's software technologies help content providers develop personalized educational and training solutions.
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closed 8/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

CrossKnowledge, acquired Digital SK

synopsis: CrossKnowledge announced its purchase of Digital SK, the leading Brazilian e-learning provider. This acquisition further consolidates CrossKnowledge's position as a world-class distance training provider.
buyer: CrossKnowledge
Founded in 2000, CrossKnowledge is the European leader in remote development of leadership and managerial skills, using new technologies. "
target: Digital SK
Digital SK was founded in 2004 and quickly took up a dominant position on the Brazilian e-learning market with an extensive range of training content and innovative technological solutions designed for large public and private organizations as well as the education sector.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Turning Technologies, a company that creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments, has acquired eInstruction. eInstruction develops educational technology, including classroom instruction systems, student response systems, interactive whiteboards and assessment software.
buyer parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired iOKI Sp. k

synopsis: Pearson plc, one of the world's premier media and education companies, acquired of all the rights and obligations of limited partners in iOKI Sp. k., a Poland-based supplier of e-learning solutions.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
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: iOKI Sp. k
IOKI's portfolio encompasses a broad range of services; which include: designing and preparation of e-learning platforms, creation of e-learning courses, delivery of educational materials, such as e-workbooks, for different education sectors and subjects.
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closed 11/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Sapling Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Education and publishing stalwart Macmillan U.S. acquired Sapling Learning Inc., an Austin, Texas-based start-up that puts homework and gradebooks online, with a focus on the needs of science students and teachers in high school and college.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a media company that publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. The company is held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. "
target: Sapling Learning, Inc.
Sapling Learning provides the most effective interactive homework and instruction, proven to improve student learning outcomes for the problem solving disciplines. Over 100,000 students, instructors, and authors use Sapling’s instructional technology, digital media, and educational content.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: CPAexcel
Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. is a leader in computer-based exam review for students. As producers of CPAexcel CPA Exam Review, it produces online test preparation platforms that enrich the learning experience through the use of a unique presentation system.
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$24
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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closed 10/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired EmbanetCompass, LLC.

synopsis: Pearson announced the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. EmbanetCompass partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities in North America to provide fully online learning solutions for more than 100 university programmes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: EmbanetCompass, LLC.
EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach.
price ($mm)
$650
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 7/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bossa Nova, acquired HawXeye

synopsis: Bossa Nova, the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry, announced the acquisition of HawXeye, an artificial intelligence company that has introduced significant advancements in face detection and object recognition technology.
buyer: Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova is the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Its technology collects terabytes of data that enables the retail ecosystem to optimize the omnichannel shopping experience. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: HawXeye
HawXeye is an artificial intelligence company that has introduced significant advancements in face detection and object recognition technology. The company is based in Fremont, California.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BusinessWire

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

synopsis: ISACA, the professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.
buyer: ISACA
ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development to IT and cybersecurity professionals. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, risk and assurance professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: CMMI® Institute
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration, the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity.
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announced 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will purchase eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. The acquisition allows Apollo to accelerate its efforts to incorporate adaptive learning into its academic platform and to provide tools to help raise student achievement in mathematics.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
seller: Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is an educational and research institution. The university was founded in 1900 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has endowment assets worth $756 million.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired College For Financial Planning

synopsis: Kaplan Professional, a unit of global education provider Kaplan, Inc., has closed its transaction with Apollo Education Group, Inc., to acquire the College for Financial Planning (CFFP). CFFP provides financial education and training to individuals through comprehensive programs of study that lead to licensing or certification.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain in-demand certifications, licensing and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: College For Financial Planning
Founded in 1972, the College for Financial Planning provides accessible and flexible degree, non-degree, and continuing professional education programs to students nationwide.
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announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Career Partner GmbH

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments said one of its private equity funds has agreed to acquire Career Partner Group from Apollo Education Group. Career Partner offers an extensive selection of educational programmes for school and university graduates, in many different formats and with the largest number of specializations in all areas of management.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Career Partner GmbH
Career Partner Group (CPG) is Germany’s leading provider of private education and personnel development. CPG offers academic state-approved study programs, certified trainings, and innovative continuous education programs for experts and managers of all industries.
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$99*
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$12
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announced 10/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, Curro Holdings Limited, will acquire Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Curro Holdings, through its subsidiary Stadio Holdings, and Brimstone Investment Corporation have agreed to acquire 100% of Milpark Education. Curro will acquire a 70% stake in Milpark, and Brimstone will acquire a 30% stake. Milpark was established in 1997 as one of the first private providers of higher education in South Africa.
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$211.14)
buyer: Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited (JSE:COH:$209.63)
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 parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. Milpark's MBA has been rated in the Top 10 of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, Najafi Companies, The Vistria Group, acquired Apollo Education Group Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest private education providers, announced the completion of its acquisition by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
buyer: The Vistria Group
buyer: Najafi Companies
The Vistria Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in mid-market buyouts. Apollo Global Management are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate. Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm. "
target: Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education. Through its subsidiaries Apollo Global, University of Phoenix, and more, it offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Career Partner GmbH

synopsis: Apollo Global, a company that make investments primarily in the international education services sector, acquired Career Partner GmbH (“CPG”). CPG is one of the largest proprietary postsecondary education providers in Germany and provides on-campus and online bachelor and master programs in business and tourism, and corporate training programs.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global is an education company specializing in helping students transform both their personal future and that of their communities through education at a variety of levels. Apollo Global institutions are universities, colleges and schools committed to enhancing student learning. "
target: Career Partner GmbH
Career Partner is Germany’s leading full-service provider of human resource development and private higher education. Career Partner offers solutions for every personal learning style in the form of classroom, blended or online learning for optimal achievement of objectives.
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closed 12/5/2014 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. acquired a majority interest in Sociedade Técnica Educacional da Lapa S.A., which offers educational programs under the name Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa (“FAEL”). FAEL allows access to quality education through innovative distance teaching methodology.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global was formed to make investments primarily in the international education services sector. Apollo Global provides business and technology management, consulting and training and operational services in the fields of higher education and education administration to its network of schools."
target: Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa
FAEL was established in 1998 to allow access to knowledge and quality education through innovative distance teaching methodology. FAEL is focused on providing blended learning offerings in the top three high-demand knowledge fields, including business, education, and technology.
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closed 5/20/2014 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. closed on the acquisition of an 81% consolidated interest in Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd., one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global was formed to make investments primarily in the international education services sector. Apollo Global provides business and technology management, consulting and training and operational services in the fields of higher education and education administration to its network of schools."
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. It is one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers
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announced 12/17/2013 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will acquire Open Colleges

synopsis: Apollo Global, Inc., provider of business and technology management to the higher education sector, has agreed to acquire Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd, one of Australia's oldest and largest providers of distance learning. Open Colleges is a leader in online learning in Australia delivering more than 130 courses.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Carnegie Learning, College for Financial Planning, and Institute for Professional Development, is a provider of higher education programs for working adults. "
target: Open Colleges
Open Colleges is a leader in online learning in Australia delivering more than 130 courses, including nationally recognized qualifications, in disciplines such as health care, community services, business and management, finance and accounting, technology and design.
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closed 7/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Mander Portman Woodward Limited. MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
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closed 9/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired 100% of the stock of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula including the adaptive Cognitive Tutor® math software. Carnegie Learning provides math instruction to more than 600,000 students in 3,000 schools nationwide.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company provides differentiated instruction in schools across the United States.
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announced 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will purchase eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. The acquisition allows Apollo to accelerate its efforts to incorporate adaptive learning into its academic platform and to provide tools to help raise student achievement in mathematics.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
seller: Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is an educational and research institution. The university was founded in 1900 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has endowment assets worth $756 million.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based BPP Holdings plc. Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP is a leading provider of education and training to professionals in the legal and finance industries.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP enjoys an excellent reputation among business and legal communities throughout Europe. The institution is organized into three business divisions: Professional Education, College of Professional Studies, and Mander Portman Woodward.
price ($mm)[EV]
$485 [$529]
rev ($mm)
$264
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
closed 8/5/2008 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Apollo Global, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. has purchased a majority stake in Universidad Latinoamericana S.C., an accredited, private university based in Mexico City, from Carlyle Mexico Partners.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.
Founded in 1975, Universidad Latinoamericana is renowned for its dentistry, medicine and communications programs accredited by the Ministry of Public Education (Secretaría de Educación Publica, SEP) in Mexico.
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closed 4/1/2008 via

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its consolidated subsidiary, Apollo Global, Inc., has agreed to acquire Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación, an accredited, private arts and communications university in Chile, as well as its related entities.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación
Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación is one of the leading arts and communications universities in Latin America and is renowned for its faculty and state-of-the-art technology. Accredited by the Chilean Council of Higher Education, UNIACC offers 18 bachelor’s and two master’s programs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$42]
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closed 10/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Aptimus, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. completed its acquisition of Aptimus, an online advertising network. The acquisition aids in the furtherance of Apollo’s broader efforts to position the Company to best monitor, manage and control its marketing investments and brands, with the goal of increasing awareness of and access to quality and affordable education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Aptimus, Inc.
Aptimus' unique performance-based advertising network delivers qualified customer leads through presenting offers at the points of download, log-in, registration, and other active locations across a diverse set of major publishers such as AOL, Tickle, DriverGuide, and PictureTrail.
price ($mm)[EV]
$46 [$44]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

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

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

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

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

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

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

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

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

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

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

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

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

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

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

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire Unijuazeiro

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

CAPZA, acquired IMF Business School

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

Willamette University, will acquire Pacific Northwest College Of Art

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

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

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

University of Tennessee, will acquire Martin Methodist College

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

IONIS Education Group, acquired SUPINFO International University

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

Afya Limited, acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba

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

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire FACIMED

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

AD Education SAS, acquired Escuela CES

synopsis: French group AD Education, a company backed by Cathay Capital and BPI France, has wholly acquired Spanish school Escuela Superior de Imagen Sonido y Tecnología (Ces). Based in Spain, Escuela CES is the first Official School approved in the audiovisual sector and the most recognized school in the industry.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Escuela CES
In 1984, a group of renowned sound, image and teaching professionals came together to respond to a growing demand for audiovisual training and formed Escuela CES. Based in Spain, they are the first Official School approved in the sector and the most recognized school in the audiovisual industry.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Delaware State University, will acquire Wesley College

synopsis: Delaware State University announced that it will acquire Wesley College, a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del., making Delaware State the first historically Black university to acquire an institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
buyer: Delaware State University
DSU (Delaware State University) enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of their heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. "
target: Wesley College
Wesley College is a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del. Founded in 1873 as a prep school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, education, business administration and environmental science.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study World Education Holding Group, will acquire Middlesex University Dubai

synopsis: Amanat Holdings PJSC has agreed to sell Middlesex University Dubai to Study World Education Holding Group. The Dubai Middlesex campus opened in January 2005 and has more than 3,500 students from over 100 nations. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a wide range of subjects.
buyer: Study World Education Holding Group
Study World Education Holding Group is a dynamic organization, with a growing presence across the globe. Through their wide network in different countries, they are engaged in a variety of education management activities ranging from K-12 schools to universities. "
target parent: Amanat Holdings PJSC
target: Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subjects.
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Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: OTCNO:KAHOOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$42.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($18.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: GB:RM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RM plc
RM plc
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$277.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.28
EBIT ($mm)
$32.36
Net Income ($mm)
$21.25
Employees
1760
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Ticker: VSTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vasta Platform Ltd
Vasta Platform Ltd
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$171.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.58
EBIT ($mm)
($8.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCL.ASX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadCloud
ReadCloud
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: TPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3P Learning Pty Ltd.
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$39.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.16
EBIT ($mm)
$2.14
Net Income ($mm)
$1.12
Employees
250
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3933
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
One of CHIeru's primary goals is producing ICT environments for teaching & learning in schools. They provide software & system products reflecting new teaching methods in lecture fields such as learning management systems, e-learning systems, class support/CALL systems for active learning, etc.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
EBIT ($mm)
$0.72
Net Income ($mm)
$0.09
Employees
89
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Ticker: OTCPK:SGLD.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shoal Games
Shoal Games
Shoal Games is the owner of the "Rooplay" EdTech games platform. Their pioneered curated games platform brings calm, structure and accountability for children and parents in the digital world. Using a subscription model, their active learning games are designed to inspire children to success.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: LAUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,977.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.12
EBIT ($mm)
$278.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41000
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Ticker: COCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,480.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.40
EBIT ($mm)
$23.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12650
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Ticker: ESI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: ATGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.37
EBIT ($mm)
$166.11
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3971
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: APEI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc. is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$299.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.39
EBIT ($mm)
$21.06
Net Income ($mm)
$13.19
Employees
2145
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$253.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.10
EBIT ($mm)
$21.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.90
EBIT ($mm)
$42.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.84
Employees
7100
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Ticker: SEHK:6169
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: BME:PRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.62
EBIT ($mm)
$24.32
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
1830
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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