Like Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

closed 8/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy (FCA) from private owners. FCA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.
Fredericksburg Children's Academy, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
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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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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired The Village Academy, Inc.

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., completed the acquisition of The Village Academy, an early education services business with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida.
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: The Village Academy, Inc.
Founded in 1981, The Village Academy is an early education service provider with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida. The Village Academy offers a variety of services including preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 6/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired Kissankulman muksut Oy

synopsis: Korona Invest acquired 75% of Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy), a day care and after school facility.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is entrepreneurial based private equity fund management company. The company currently manages two funds, which are Health Fund Ltd and Service Fund I. Capital under management amount to EUR 73 million. "
target: Kissankulman muksut Oy
Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy) is a day care center that provides after-school facilities.
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announced 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Acacia Training Ltd., will acquire Learning Wings Pte Ltd.

synopsis: MBH is expanding its portfolio even further with the 100% acquisition of Learning Wings Pte Ltd, one of Singapore's leading education companies, serving non-profit organisations and schools across the republic of Singapore. Learning Wings will reside under Acacia Training Limited.
buyer parent: MBH Corporation plc
buyer: Acacia Training Ltd.
UK-based Acacia Training is an OFSTED Good training provider offering training in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental Nursing & Mental Health First Aid. Acacia delivers vocational qualifications, short courses, and bespoke training tailored to each client's exact requirements. "
target: Learning Wings Pte Ltd.
Learning Wings was established in 2000, serving children in the Primary and Pre-school levels in Singapore. Having partnered with Singapore Ministry of Education schools and non-profit organization, the company has worked with over 680,000 students in over 138 primary schools.
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announced 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, will acquire Right At School

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children.
buyer: Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. "
target: Right At School
Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

LaunchLife International Inc., acquired Engineering For Kids, Inc.

synopsis: Canadian EdTech Investment firm LaunchLife International has acquired Engineering for Kids, Inc., a company that offers educational events for kids to engage with engineering activities. The acquisition increases LaunchLife International’s global presence to 250-plus locations in over 30 countries, delivering both adult and children’s education.
buyer: LaunchLife International Inc.
LaunchLife is a Canadian EdTech company specializing in franchising education platforms. Its flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated learners to achieve their learning goals. The company is comprised of Academy of Learning Career College, Pitman Training, and School is Easy Tutoring. "
target: Engineering For Kids, Inc.
Engineering For Kids inspires kids ages 4 to 14 by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. The company offers afterschool programs, evening classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events designed to present kids with challenging yet accessible engineering activities.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 8/3/2018 via PR Newswire

OneSmart International Education Group Limited, acquired Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.

synopsis: OneSmart International Education Group Limited, one of the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China, announced that it has through its affiliates acquired 100% equity interest of Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd. ("Huaying"), one of the largest K-12 after-school education service provider based in Tianjin.
buyer: OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE:$375.79)
OneSmart International Education Group Limited is the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China in terms of revenue in 2016 and 2017. Their vision is to build the most trusted "Third Classroom" outside of home and school. "
target: Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Huaying is one of the largest and most reputable after-school education service providers in Tianjin with approximately 20 learning centers and annual student enrollment of more than 70,000.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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announced 1/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd, will acquire Longwen Education

synopsis: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions, is acquiring Longwen Education, a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online.
buyer: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions. The company is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of LED displays. They are based in China. "
target: Longwen Education
Longwen Education Group is a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online. They are based in Beijing, China.
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closed 4/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC

synopsis: Alphabest Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning Company, has acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC. Alphabest designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs for students. Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.
buyer parent: Kaplan Early Learning Company
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
Alphabest Education, Inc. offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. "
target: Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC
Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of After-School Enrichment Programs to Elementary and Middle Schools in New Jersey. Enrich and Grow Academy also provides the largest number of different After-School Enrichment subjects.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Graduation Alliance, acquired Advance Path Academics

synopsis: Graduation Alliance announced an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics. Graduation Alliance has provided online education, intensive support services and workforce preparation options to school districts, states, community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country.
buyer: Graduation Alliance
Graduation Alliance has given schools and communities across the nation the resources and support needed to help individuals reach their educational and career goals. Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and workforce training programs. "
target: Advance Path Academics
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. is a provider of alternative education solution. They create innovative partnerships with districts and high schools to recover, educate, and graduate out-of-school youth and students at risk of not earning their high school diplomas.
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closed 1/18/2011 via Company Press Release

Pysslingen Förskolor Och Skolor AB, acquired Tillit Knatteborgen AB

synopsis: Pysslingen Förskolor Och Skolor AB has acquired Tillit Knatteborgen AB. Tillit Knatteborgen AB operates preschools, recreation centers and schools under private management.
buyer: Pysslingen Förskolor Och Skolor AB
Pysslingen's mission is to work with parents to develop talents in their children and young people. Children are the center of the Pysslingen's world. They are growing when the young and adults learn and develop together. "
target: Tillit Knatteborgen AB
Tillit Knatteborgen AB operates five different schools, three kindergartens and two elementary schools. Tillit Knatteborgen AB was founded in 1992 operates preschools, recreation centers and schools under private management.
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closed 4/25/2008 via Company Press Release

Audax Group, acquired Bearfoot Lodge

synopsis: Audax, together with Mini-Skool, acquired Bearfoot Lodge from private owners.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Audax Group
Mini-Skool Early Learning Centers, Inc. based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national operator of full and part-time early child care centers in North America. Mini-Skool manages 104 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Bearfoot Lodge
The HighReach® educational programs that we use at all Bearfoot Lodge Private Schools are age specific and meant to foster responsibility, social skills, and accelerated learning.
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announced 9/12/2011 via PR Newswire

China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc., will acquire Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc., an education company that owns and operates high-quality, K-12 private boarding schools in China, announced that it has entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement with all of the equity holders of Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd., a K-12 private boarding school.
buyer: China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc.
China Bilingual Technology and Education Group, Inc. is an education company that owns and operates high-quality, K-12 private boarding schools in China. It operates three schools encompassing the kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school levels with approximately 12,600 students. "
target: Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Shanxi Rising is a K-12 private boarding school located in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, with approximately 3,000 students currently enrolled and a total capacity for approximately 10,000 students.
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$53
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

American Education Group, acquired Shreiner Academy

synopsis: American Education Group announces the acquisition of Shreiner Academy in Atlanta. With this acquisition, AEG's rapid expansion continues with its network of private school facilities increasing to a total of 11 in five states.
buyer: American Education Group
American Education Group (AEG) believes the future of education will be all about customization, individualization, and specialization. AEG is committed to building a national network of unique, specialized private schools to meet this growing demand. "
target: Shreiner Academy
Shreiner Academy is a private school located in Cobb County, Georgia serving Marietta and Atlanta. The school's magnetic personality attracts kindergarten through eigth grade students from fourteen counties in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
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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 8/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy (FCA) from private owners. FCA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.
Fredericksburg Children's Academy, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
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closed 6/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Children's Garden Montessori

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Children's Garden from private owners. Children's Garden Montessori, based in Richland, Washington, is a provider of pre-school through kindergarten services with a Montessori curriculum for children aged one through six years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc. is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations across 16 states focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Children's Garden Montessori
Children's Garden Montessori, based in Richland, Washington, is a provider of pre-school through kindergarten services with a Montessori curriculum for children aged one through six years.
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closed 9/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Little Scholars Childcare & Preschool

synopsis: Audax has completed its 14th add-on acquisition for Phoenix Children's Academy (PCA) with the purchase of Little Scholars Childcare and Preschool, a provider of educational-based child-care and preschool services for children aged six weeks through six years. The acquisition further expands the footprint of PCA into the Kentucky market.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Little Scholars Childcare & Preschool
Little Scholars Child Care and Preschool, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is a provider of educational-based child-care and preschool services for children aged six weeks through six years. Little Scholars' program enhances intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development.
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closed 8/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy (FCA) from private owners. FCA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.
Fredericksburg Children's Academy, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired McDowell Elementary

synopsis: Audax completes add-on acquisitions for Phoenix Children's Academy with purchases of McDowell Elementary. McDowell Elementary, based in Laguna Niguel, California, is a privately run educational center serving preschool - 7th grade.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy
Established in 1993, Phoenix Children's Academy emphasis has always been to provide children with an environment in which they are appreciated for their natural curiosity and love for learning. "
target: McDowell Elementary
A leader in private education for over thirty years, McDowell School appeals to parents who are seeking a small, energetic learning environment tailored to the needs of the student who is performing at grade level or above.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Our Place To Grow

synopsis: Audax completes add-on acquisitions for Phoenix Children's Academy with purchases of Our Place to Grow. Our Place to Grow, based in San Antonio, Texas, is a single-facility educational center serving 110 children.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy
Established in 1993, Phoenix Children's Academy emphasis has always been to provide children with an environment in which they are appreciated for their natural curiosity and love for learning. "
target: Our Place To Grow
Our Place To Grow is a Children's Center located in San Antonio, Texas. Materials and activities are selected which allow the child to control their own learning as much as possible while enhancing the development of each child as a thinking, creative individual.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Legacy Learning Center

synopsis: Audax completes add-on acquisitions for Phoenix Children's Academy with purchases of Legacy Learning Center. Legacy Learning Center, based in Houston, Texas, is a single-facility educational center serving 340 children.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy
Established in 1993, Phoenix Children's Academy emphasis has always been to provide children with an environment in which they are appreciated for their natural curiosity and love for learning. "
target: Legacy Learning Center
Legacy Learning Center is dedicated to the total development of children. Legacy Learning Center believes that on-site owners help establish the quality of school that children deserve.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

American Securities Capital Partners, acquired Learning Care Group, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm, announced its acquisition of Learning Care Group (US) Inc. in partnership with the Company's management team. Learning Care Group is the second-largest provider of early childhood care and education services in the US.
buyer: American Securities Capital Partners
Based in New York with an office in Shanghai, American Securities is a leading U.S. private equity firm that invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $500 million to $2 billion. "
target parent: Morgan Stanley
target: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group provides early education and child care services to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years within its portfolio of brands: The Children's Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Morgan Stanley, acquired Learning Care Group, Inc.

synopsis: Morgan Stanley Private Equity has completed its previously signed agreement to acquire a 60 percent stake in Learning Care Group, the U.S. subsidiary of A.B.C. Learning Centres Limited. The transaction, announced on April 22, values 100 percent of Learning Care Group at $700 million.
buyer: Morgan Stanley (MS:$45,415.00)
Morgan Stanley, a financial services company, provides various products and services to clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. The company operates in 4 segments: Institutional Securities, Retail Brokerage, Asset Management, and Discover."
target parent: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
target: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group, Inc. is the parent company of Tutor Time Child Care / Learning Centers and Childtime Learning Centers. As one of the nation's premier child care providers, the company has grown into a network of more than 450 centers, including operations in 25 states and internationally.
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closed 2/5/2008 via BNC Analysis

Very & More CO., Ltd., acquired Kinderschule Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shtech Co. Ltd.agreed to acquire a 58.46% stake in Kinderschule Co., Ltd. for KRW 25.33 billion on February 4, 2008.
buyer: Very & More CO., Ltd.
Very & More Company, Limited is a Korea-based company engaged in the manufacturing of plastic products for assembly machinery. The company provides washing machine parts including drums and tubs, liquid crystal display (LCD) trays, cosmetic refrigerators and injection molds. "
target: Kinderschule Co., Ltd.
Kinderschule Co., Ltd. operates play schools and offers play education programs for various ages of children. They provide educational programs, such as self study with various teaching materials, school readiness, physical and movement development, and formation of emotional stability.
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closed 10/24/2013 via PR Newswire

VINCI, purchased KindyROO China from KindyROO

synopsis: Rullingnet Corporation, home of VINCI Blended Learning Curriculum for early and primary childhood, announced it has acquired KindyROO China, an early childhood development academy which aims to facilitate healthy neurological development for babies, toddlers, and pre-school aged children.
buyer: VINCI
VINCI owned by Rullingnet Corporation and with an office in Ottawa, has pioneered the creation of a new category of fun learning tools with the goal to engage, empower and educate young children. "
seller: KindyROO
KindyROO China is a branch of the KindyROO located in Beijing, which offers parent/child classes that involve a series of activities which combine music, movement, and language stimulation.
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closed 10/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

G8 Education Pty Ltd, acquired Kinder Haven

synopsis: G8 Education Limited is pleased to announce settlement of the acquisition of the Kinder Haven group of premium childcare and education centres, located in Victoria.
buyer parent: Early Learning Services Limited
buyer: G8 Education Pty Ltd (ASX:GEM:$433.11)
G8 Education aims to be Australia’s leading provider of high quality, developmental and educational child care services. It owns and manages over 126 Child care facilities. Each centre creates a fun, educational and exciting program to facilitate learning, both in a social and educational way. "
target: Kinder Haven
Kinder Haven has been a leader in childcare since opening our first centre in 1996. It offers kindergarten programs; and helps children in learning about recycling items, growing and eating vegetables, lessening, and various other topics.
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closed 6/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Children's Garden Montessori

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Children's Garden from private owners. Children's Garden Montessori, based in Richland, Washington, is a provider of pre-school through kindergarten services with a Montessori curriculum for children aged one through six years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc. is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations across 16 states focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Children's Garden Montessori
Children's Garden Montessori, based in Richland, Washington, is a provider of pre-school through kindergarten services with a Montessori curriculum for children aged one through six years.
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closed 1/11/2008 via BNC Analysis

CapMan Capital Management Oy, acquired Barnebygg As

synopsis: CapMan Oyj entered into an agreement to acquire 70% stake in Barnebygg AS.
buyer: CapMan Capital Management Oy (HLSE:CPMBV:$53.27)
CapMan is one of the leading private equity investors in the Nordic countries and manages Nordic funds with approximately €3.0 billion in total capital. CapMan's operations are divided into two business units, CapMan Private Equity and CapMan Real Estate. "
target: Barnebygg As
Barnebygg is a provider of day care services and established 170 kindergartens in the country.
price ($mm)
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$118
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0.0x
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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:$17.10)
MindChamps is the #1 market share leader with 39.5% of the premium range pre-schools in Singapore. Their unique advanced learning programmes are the result of the combined work of a team of world-class professionals from 4 different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and North America). "
seller: Cherry Bridge Station
The four early learning centres in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith belong to Cherry Bridge Station, Australia’s number one childcare provider. Cherry Bridge Station operates state of the art early learning and childcare centres that are equipped to meet any demand.
price ($mm)
$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.
price ($mm)
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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:$56.43)
BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country. Meeting the highest standards in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational programing, BrightPath is committed to providing the best child development programs and care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$74 [$106]
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$56
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$6
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1.9x
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17.3x

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