Like Urban International High School

closed 5/16/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired Urban International High School

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited acquired Urban International School, a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto. UIS has a permit to recruit Chinese students directly which is expected to open cross-marketing opportunities for Loyalist, which owns and operates private education schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Urban International High School
Urban International High School is an alternative high school that employs a smaller classroom environment to provide differentiated instruction and aid every student’s individual learning needs. It is a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
$1
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closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Me Salva!

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited announced that it has acquired Me Salva!, an online educational solution that prepares students to be admitted to the best universities in Brazil. Me Salva! was founded in 2011 by Miguel Andorffy with the mission of helping students to improve their ENEM scores and to be admitted to the best universities in the country.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$236.30)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Me Salva!
Based in Brazil, Me Salva! was founded in 2011 by Miguel Andorffy with the mission of helping students to improve their ENEM (Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio) scores and to be admitted to the best universities in the country. The online solution offers recorded and live video classes.
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announced 9/11/2019 via Reuters

21st Century Education Group, will acquire Peijian Education

synopsis: 21st Century Education, a Chinese provider of education services, will acquire a 51% stake in Peijian Education, a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
buyer: 21st Century Education Group (SEHK:1598:$30.87)
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools. "
target: Peijian Education
Peijian Education is a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
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$5.51*
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired Colégio Visão

synopsis: The SEB Group announced the acquisition and partnership with the Colégio Visão, in Goiânia, Brazil, as part of its national expansion plan, focused on consolidating the country's basic education market. The Colégio Visão has a school with about one thousand students. The school has a high school & preparatory course for the college entrance exams.
buyer: Grupo SEB
Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro) is one of the most respected education groups in Brazil. Grupo SEB operates several schools, from early education to higher education, located across different states in Brazil. "
target: Colégio Visão
The Colégio Visão has a school with about one thousand students in Setor Bueno, a neighborhood of Goiânia. The school has a high school and preparatory course for the college entrance exams. It also has a lot of tradition and high approval ratings in public universities.
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closed 2/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Création Capital, Inc., acquired Vivid Co., Ltd

synopsis: Création Capital, Inc., a private equity firm in Japan, has acquired Vivid Co., Ltd, a company in Japan that operates and manages cram schools. Vivid Co., Ltd operates Tsubota Juku, a comprehensive school that helps junior high school and high school students get into their high school and college of choice.
buyer parent: Création Group, Inc.
buyer: Création Capital, Inc.
Création Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm in Japan that specializes in buyout investments, PIPES, and mezzanine investments. The company does not have any restrictions in the industry it invests in. They seek to make investments in companies in the East Asia region with a focus on China. "
target: Vivid Co., Ltd
Vivid Co., Ltd is a company in Japan that operates and manages cram schools. The company operates Tsubota Juku, a comprehensive school that helps students bring out their full potential. The school helps junior high school and high school students get into their high school and college of choice.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired InstaEDU, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace. InstaEDU's platform connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$774.52)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: InstaEDU, Inc.
InstaEDU makes it easy for any student to instantly connect with a top tutor in an online lesson space. The website combines the effectiveness of face-to-face private tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service. InstaEDU was founded in 2011.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired Colegio e Vestibular de A a Z

synopsis: Grupo SEB, which belongs to entrepreneur Chaim Zaher, announced the acquisition of the Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z of Rio de Janeiro. Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z offers courses from the 9th year of elementary school to the third grade of high school, as well as pre-college entrance exam preparation courses.
buyer: Grupo SEB
Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro) is one of the most respected education groups in Brazil. Grupo SEB operates several schools, from early education to higher education, located across different states in Brazil. "
target: Colegio e Vestibular de A a Z
Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z is a Brazilian educational institution founded in 2006. Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z offers courses from the 9th year of elementary school to the third grade of high school, as well as pre-college entrance exam preparation courses.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alpha Test Srl, acquired 700+ Club

synopsis: Alpha Test, an Italian publisher specialising in books and courses for university admission tests, has acquired a majority stake in 700+ Club, a provider of test training services in Italy. 700+ Club offers courses for GMAT, SAT, GRE, and IELTS to help people get into competitive universities and business schools.
buyer parent: Aksia Group SGR
buyer: Alpha Test Srl
Alpha Test is an Italian publisher specialising in books and courses for university admission tests. Alpha Test offers test preparation books and courses for various subjects, including healthcare, engineering, biology, architecture, and more. "
target: 700+ Club
700+ Club is a provider of test training services in Italy. 700+ Club provides in-classroom and online test preparation services that are fun and engaging. They offer courses for GMAT, SAT, GRE, and IELTS to help people get into competitive universities and business schools.
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closed 4/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

ArborBridge, purchased Asian Business from ESM Group

synopsis: A Sacramento-based tutoring company ESM Group has completed the sale of its Asian business to ArborBridge, a Santa Monica-based learning company. ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States.
buyer: ArborBridge
ArborBridge is an educational services firm that has pioneered the most scientific and personalized tutoring in the world. ArborBridge offers a full range of online and in-person programs that include SAT and ACT Test preparation, K-12 Tutoring and ISEE and SSAT preparation. "
seller: ESM Group
ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States. It eventually did work in Singapore and Hong Kong, but in recent years it pared back down to only Tokyo.
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closed 12/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired Cambridge Education Group

synopsis: Private equity house Bridgepoint has acquired the university pathway provider Cambridge Education Group (CEG). Cambridge Education Group offers high quality academic, creative and English language programs to prepare students to progress onto universities.
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Palamon Capital Partners
target: Cambridge Education Group
Cambridge Education Group offers high quality academic, creative and English language programs to prepare students to progress onto universities.
price ($mm)
$303
rev ($mm)
$147
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Benesse Corporation, acquired Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Corporation today announced plans to move into the classroom-based education market by purchasing all issued shares in Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd. This step comes as part of Benesse's strategy to develop new education businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation, is a Japanese company which focusses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd.
Ochanomizu Seminar K.K. owns and operates prep schools. Ochanomizu Seminar K.K. was founded in 1976 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. As of October 31, 2006, Ochanomizu Seminar K.K. is a subsidiary of Benesse Corp.
price ($mm)
$2.56
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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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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$85
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired EDTRAININGCENTER

synopsis: Frontline Technologies has acquired EDTRAININGCENTER. The company is an online training provider for the K-12 education community. EDTRAININGCENTER is a cloud-based professional development resource.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: EDTRAININGCENTER
EDTRAININGCENTER is the nation’s leading provider of online training and professional development to the K12 industry. Their trainings and educational resources provide educators and other school based employees the skills they need to help students and schools succeed.
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closed 5/16/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired Urban International High School

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited acquired Urban International School, a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto. UIS has a permit to recruit Chinese students directly which is expected to open cross-marketing opportunities for Loyalist, which owns and operates private education schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Urban International High School
Urban International High School is an alternative high school that employs a smaller classroom environment to provide differentiated instruction and aid every student’s individual learning needs. It is a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto.
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$0.28
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$1
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announced 11/24/2014 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Uhak.com Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the shares of Uhak.com Co., Ltd., a South Korean based student recruiting agency, providing information and registration services to South Korean students looking to study abroad.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Uhak.com Co., Ltd.
Ukak.com is the largest South Korean based education information and counseling center, with eight branch offices in South Korea and overseas offices in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
price ($mm)
$7.19
rev ($mm)
$10
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$1
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.4x
announced 1/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Study English In Canada, Inc.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Study English in Canada ("SEC"), a licensed English-as-a-second-language (ESL) school operator with campuses in Toronto and Vancouver.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Study English In Canada, Inc.
Study English in Canada is a prestigious English Preparation School. SEC offers highly tailored, results-driven programs at both its Toronto and Vancouver campuses. Its curriculum structure allows students to design personal, specialized schedules in order to reach their goals.
price ($mm)
$4.38
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$9
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0.6x
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closed 9/18/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that, on September 17, 2013, it has completed the acquisition of KGIC Language College Corp. ("KGIC"), an accredited and licensed English-as-a-second-language school, and KGIC Business College Corp.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target parent: CIBT Education Group Inc.
target: KGIC Education Group
KGIC Education Group, Inc., a language school, provides English language learning programs in Canada. The company offers language enhancement programs, summer programs, and workshops.
price ($mm)
$9.01
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$24
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0.5x
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announced 7/10/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire MTI Community College

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MTI Community College Inc. It is an accredited community college operator with seven campuses in the Greater Vancouver Area, B.C.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: MTI Community College
MTI is an accredited career college with 7 locations in British Columbia. MTI has been operating since 1988 and specializes in delivering programs in the areas of Health Care, Early Childhood Education, Business as well as Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.
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$7.59
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closed 5/16/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired Urban International High School

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited acquired Urban International School, a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto. UIS has a permit to recruit Chinese students directly which is expected to open cross-marketing opportunities for Loyalist, which owns and operates private education schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Urban International High School
Urban International High School is an alternative high school that employs a smaller classroom environment to provide differentiated instruction and aid every student’s individual learning needs. It is a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto.
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$0.28
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$1
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talisis, acquired Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.

synopsis: The Mexican learning and development platform company Talisis, has acquired Harmon Hall, the leading English Language company in Mexico. They use their own methodology to deliver English language education to all kinds of students.
buyer: Talisis
Headquartered in Mexico, Talisis is a platform for learning and developing skills. It optimizes the operation and academic focus of educational institutions and responds to the generational needs of knowledge and skills of the future. "
target: Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Harmon Hall is the leading English Language company in Mexico. They have developed their own methodology which is constantly evolving in order to always be at the forefront of language education. Their program strengthens speaking, reading and skills.
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$28
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closed 9/18/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that, on September 17, 2013, it has completed the acquisition of KGIC Language College Corp. ("KGIC"), an accredited and licensed English-as-a-second-language school, and KGIC Business College Corp.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target parent: CIBT Education Group Inc.
target: KGIC Education Group
KGIC Education Group, Inc., a language school, provides English language learning programs in Canada. The company offers language enhancement programs, summer programs, and workshops.
price ($mm)
$9.01
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$24
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closed 3/15/2010 via PR Newswire

CIBT Education Group Inc., acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition KGIC Education Group of Vancouver, British Columbia. KGIC Education Group is one of the largest private English language training schools and business colleges in Canada with 7 campuses.
buyer parent: Capital Alliance Group Inc.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management and investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its subsidiaries include CIBT School of Business, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing), and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp. "
target: KGIC Education Group
With five campuses and 1500 full-time students, KGIC is one of the largest ESL & Business institutions in Canada. KGIC offers outstanding courses in English, Career development and Business; Teacher training diplomas; and Youth summer Programs.
price ($mm)
$4.68
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$14
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closed 7/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Noah Education, acquired Little New Star Education Group

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of interactive education content in China, announced the completion of its acquisition of 100% interest in Little New Star Education Group, a Changsha-based private education service provider that specializes in providing English language training for kids.
buyer: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of interactive education content in the People’s Republic of China. It offers interactive, multimedia learning materials primarily to complement prescribed textbooks used in China. "
target: Little New Star Education Group
Little New Star, founded in 1992, is a leading provider of kids' English language training in China, based in Changsha, Hunan province.
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$18
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announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will purchase EF Kids & Teens from EF Education First AG

synopsis: Global investment firm Permira and EF Education First announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF Kids & Teens is a market leader in premium English language education.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
seller: EF Education First AG
The acquisition includes the EF Kids & Teens business from EF. EF Kids & Teens is a leader in premium English language education. EF Education First is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
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closed 8/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

BrightCHAMPS, acquired Schola Limited Company

synopsis: BrightCHAMPS, a global live online coding platform for kids, has acquired Schola, a live-learning platform for kids in Singapore. Schola makes online education fun, effective and addictive for students in K-8. Their platform offers 1-on-1 and group English and science classes that inspire kids to become future doctors, engineers, innovators.
buyer: BrightCHAMPS
BrightCHAMPS is a global live online coding platform for kids. BrightCHAMPS provides live 1-on-1 and group classes for kids in grades 1 to 12. Their adeptly crafted programs complement the school curriculum to fuel the latent talents of children. "
target: Schola Limited Company
Schola is a live-learning platform for kids in Singapore. Schola makes online education fun, effective and addictive for students in K-8. Their platform offers 1-on-1 and group English and science classes that inspire kids to become future doctors, engineers, innovators.
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$15
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announced 1/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

UMeWorld Limited, will acquire Proud Kids

synopsis: Hong Kong education technology company UMeWorld Limited will acquire Proud Kids in an all-stock transaction. Based in Beijing, Proud Kids is a 1-on-4 online English language training startup catering to children aged 4-12 years old. Launched in March 2018, Proud Kids has delivered over 150,000 paid lessons using its 1-on-4 teaching model.
buyer: UMeWorld Limited (OTCPK:UMEW:$0.01)
UMeWorld is an educational technology company and a visionary player in the online educational landscape in China. UMFun, its K-12 flagship product, is a cloud-based assessment and learning analytics platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student's performance and needs. "
target: Proud Kids
Proud Kids is a leading online English education platform in China. The company connects native English-speaking tutors from the UK, North America, and South Africa and young learners between 4-12 years old, as well as partnering local English teachers with native English-speaking tutors.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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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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announced 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Scientific Learning Corporation, will acquire BrainMaps

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corp., a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Brain Maps Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire Shanghai-based BrainMaps, a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China.
buyer: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities. "
target: BrainMaps
BrainMaps is a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China. BrainMaps helps students ages 5-12 achieve fluency in English in as little as three years.
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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announced 9/6/2013 via Reuters

CookPad Inc., will acquire Coach United, Inc.

synopsis: CookPad, Inc. announced that it will acquire Coach United Inc., which owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: CookPad Inc. (TSE:2193:$73.92)
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. Currently being used by almost 80-90% of all Japanese women in their 20-30s, CookPad has become an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: Coach United, Inc.
Coach United, Inc. owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.4x
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 12/21/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Pearson plc, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Global Education & Technology Group, a provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments, has merged with international education and media company Pearson plc.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$286 [$149]
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
18.4x
announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, will acquire Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd

synopsis: The Directors of ReadCloud Limited are pleased to announce the acquisition of Melbourne-based Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd. Ripponlea is the national market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”)-in-Schools courses for Applied Languages, which is a key vertical in the VET sector.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd
Ripponlea is the national market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”)-in-Schools courses for Applied Languages, which is a key vertical in the VET sector. Headquartered in Melbourne, the business provides nationally accredited VET programs to 70 secondary schools throughout Australia
price ($mm)
$0.92
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
4.5x
closed 12/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Novation Holdings, acquired Immersion House

synopsis: Novation Holdings announced that it has acquired Casita de los Niños, LLC, a company doing business as Immersion House. Immersion House is devoted to helping children and their families learn new languages and gain cultural experiences in those targeted languages.
buyer: Novation Holdings (OTCPK:NOHO:$0.56)
Novation Holdings is a company lead by Michael Gelmon, based in FL. "
target parent: Healthcare of Today
target: Immersion House
Immersion House is a before and after school language enrichment program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Casita de los Niños is the flagship company for Immersion House.
price ($mm)
$0.10
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$144
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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closed 8/31/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cadence Education, Inc., acquired Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Preschools

synopsis: Cadence Education, LLC, one of the largest providers of early childhood education in North America, is announcing the acquisition of Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Preschools. Little Big Minds' full Spanish immersion program allows students to develop early childhood bilingualism.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 280 private preschools across the country. With more than 28 years in business, Cadence Education has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive. "
target: Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Preschools
Little Big Minds was founded in 2010 to be a leader in early childhood Spanish immersion. The four Little Big Minds' schools are located in Arizona. Little Big Minds' full Spanish immersion program allows students to develop early childhood bilingualism through social and academic interaction.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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