Like Coach United, Inc.

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 7/7/2009 via BusinessWire

Sterling Capital, Ltd., acquired The Paul Green School of Rock Music

synopsis: The Paul Green School of Rock Music (or “School of Rock”), recognized for changing the way music is taught in America, announced that it has received a growth capital investment from Sterling Partners.
buyer: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
Sterling Partners is a multifaceted private equity firm focusing on buyouts, venture capital and real estate. Sterling Partners specializes in investments in education, healthcare, business services, direct marketing, specialty manufacturing and distribution, and technology companies. "
target: The Paul Green School of Rock Music
The Paul Green School of Rock Music is the original and premier performance-based rock music school in the country for kids.
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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 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
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.
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$0.10
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closed 5/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bure Equity AB, acquired Rytmus AB

synopsis: Bure’s group of independent schools has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in Rytmus AB. The company is active in the educational market and operates an independent highschool in Stockholm. The acquisition will increase the Vittra Group’s net sales by approximately SEK 40 million.
buyer: Bure Equity AB
Bure Equity AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments, unlisted companies and assets. Bure's investment focus is mainly within the qualified service industry, including education, health care and media/IT. "
target: Rytmus AB
Rytmus is Sweden’s leading music highschool and has contributed to the development of many known musicians and artists since its establishment in 1993. The school is based in Stockholm and currently has 380 pupils. Rytmus offers an educational programme in which the focus is on contemporary music.
price ($mm)
$5.90
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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.
price ($mm)
$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)
$9.01
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
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)
$4.68
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
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 1/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Aureus Academy, acquired Ossia Music School

synopsis: Aureus Academy, Singapore’s leading music school, has acquired Ossia Music School, which operates eight music schools across Singapore, with more than 3,000 children enrolled and employing more than 150 teaching and support staff. They offer a variety of programs including lessons in piano, violin, drums, guitar and more.
buyer: Aureus Academy
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 5,000 students enrolled between their 10 locations. Aureus Academy specializes in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities. "
target parent: Citystate Group
target: Ossia Music School
Ossia Music School operates eight music schools across Singapore, with more than 3,000 children enrolled and employing more than 150 teaching and support staff. They offer a variety of programs including lessons in piano, violin, drums, guitar and more.
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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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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)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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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
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$100
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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:$4,926.49)
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
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
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0.0x
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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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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
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EV / rev
8.4x
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closed 6/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

CookPad Inc., acquired Cucumbertown

synopsis: Cucumbertown, an online platform for chefs, food bloggers, and home cooks to connect, share ideas and food secrets, has been acquired by Cookpad, Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes.
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. CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: Cucumbertown
Cucumbertown is a online platform for chefs, food bloggers, and home cooks to connect, share ideas and food secrets.
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announced 10/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

CookPad Inc., will acquire NetSila SAL

synopsis: Recipe website operator Cookpad is putting the Middle East on the menu, seeking to carve out a presence in the burgeoning market by purchasing a Lebanese counterpart. Cookpad will buy all the shares in Netsila SAL, a digital media company that is building the largest Arab audience interested in food and healthy eating.
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.CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: NetSila SAL
NetSila is a digital media company that is building the largest Arab audience interested in food and healthy eating. Its flagship brand shahiya.com offers a social platform for millions of Arab home cooks to interact with each other.
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$12*
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$0
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EV / rev
30.0x
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announced 12/20/2013 via Reuters

CookPad Inc., will acquire AllTheCooks

synopsis: Cookpad will aquire 100 percent stake in AllTheCooks, LLC. AllTheCooks is a mobile-first company where passionate at-home-chefs mix with casual and first time cooks to share recipes for healthier living.
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.CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: AllTheCooks
Allthecooks is a mobile-first company where passionate at-home-chefs mix with casual and first time cooks to share recipes for healthier living.
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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 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SilverPush, acquired BetterButter

synopsis: SilverPush, a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions, has acquired BetterButter, an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
buyer: SilverPush
SilverPush is a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions. SilverPush's product suite consists of a collection of platforms that empowers their clients to understand their customer and reach them effectively. SilverPush has helped 1,000+ brands in 12 countries increase their ROI. "
target: BetterButter
BetterButter is an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ask.fm, acquired Foodily

synopsis: IAC-owned social network Ask.fm has acquired recipe network Foodily. It offers a social network for discovering and sharing favorite recipes with others, which can also be organized into collections by its users. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.fm
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor and Vimeo. Focused on the areas of search, applications, online dating, media and eCommerce, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world. "
target: Foodily
Foodily is the world’s largest social recipe network, bringing together your favorite recipes, your friends & online tastemakers. It reinvents the way users discover recipes and take the guess work out of cooking great meals.
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closed 9/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired Food52

synopsis: The Chernin Group, an independent media holding company, has acquired a majority stake in Food52, a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to eat and live well.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Food52
Food52 is a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to cook, eat, and live well.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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announced 5/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Whirlpool Corporation, will acquire Yummly, Inc.

synopsis: Whirlpool Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Yummly, Inc. Yummly, founded in 2009 by David Feller and Vadim Geshel, is a food-centric technology company that provides personalized recipes and cooking resources.
buyer: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR:$20,888.00)
Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. They market Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names throughout the world. "
target: Yummly, Inc.
Yummly, founded by David Feller and Vadim Geshel in 2009, is a leading digital platform (mobile and web) for personalized recipes and cooking resources. Since Yummly's inception, it has been active in the digital kitchen and connecting users to the recipes they love.
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closed 3/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Alantaya SAS, acquired WeCook

synopsis: Alantaya, a platform that suggests culinary menus based on Health constraints of a user, announced the acquisition of WeCook, the French leader in helping to organize meals and shopping lists for families.
buyer: Alantaya SAS
Alantaya is a platform that suggests culinary menus based on Health constraints of a user. Alantaya also provides dietary counseling and dietary balance sheet reports. "
target: WeCook
WeCook is the French leader in helping to organize meals and shopping lists for families. WeCook offers a list of balanced menus based on a user's gastronomic preferences.
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closed 3/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

June Media, Inc., acquired BetterRecipes.com

synopsis: June Media Inc. announced that it has acquired BetterRecipes.com from Meredith Corporation. Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
buyer: June Media, Inc.
June Media is a content driven brand for women at all stages of life. The cornerstone of June Media is food related content. Their other subjects range from health and fitness, to openly discussing parenthood and the latest trends. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: BetterRecipes.com
Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
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closed 3/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

XO Group Inc., acquired Gojee

synopsis: Recipe-finding website Gojee has just been bought by the XO Group, a premier media and technology company. Gojee is a New York based company showcasing recipes by the best home cooks in the world.
buyer: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc., is the premier media and technology company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. "
target: Gojee
Gojee is a New York based company showcasing recipes by the best home cooks in the world. Gojee offers personalized recommendation to each person based on his/her personal tastes (craves, haves, dislikes).
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closed 3/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired KitchMe

synopsis: Coupons.com announced the public beta launch of KitchMe, a next-generation meal planning and savings web application as well as the acquisition of the San Francisco-based startup that designed it. Both co-founders of KitchMe, Stella Kleiman and Gene Reddick, have joined the Coupons.com team.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target: KitchMe
KitchMe is a next-generation meal planning and savings web application.KitchMe features the best curated recipes, then ties them with coupons and specials in the user's local supermarket.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

VIC LLC, acquired BigOven

synopsis: VIC LLC, a digital commerce platform that connects grocery retailers to shoppers, has acquired BigOven, an award-winning free app for iOS and Android that allows home cooks to take their recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share their favorite creations.
buyer: VIC LLC
VIC LLC connects grocery retailers to shoppers. VIC's grocery retail platform offers shopping planning tools, loyalty shopper dashboards, personalized e-commerce, digital coupons, digital signage, and other functions that gives their clients a single integration point to connect with their shoppers."
target: BigOven
BigOven is an award-winning free app for iOS and Android that allows home cooks to take their recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share their favorite creations. The app has a database of hundreds of thousands of recipes that home cooks can schedule out using a built-in calendar.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

dely, Inc., acquired Startouts Inc

synopsis: Dely, which operates the recipe video service Kurashiru, announced that it has acquired Startouts, which also operates a recipe video site Mogoo. Both companies are based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: dely, Inc.
dely, Inc. is a Japanese company that operates the online video recipe site, Kurashiru. They introduce a variety of tasty food recipes that color the dining table with cooking videos. Tens of millions of people watch and listen to the monthly recipe service in Japan. "
target: Startouts Inc
Startouts Inc. is a Japanese internet and software development company that operates the site Mogoo, a video recipe site.
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announced 12/20/2013 via Reuters

CookPad Inc., will acquire AllTheCooks

synopsis: Cookpad will aquire 100 percent stake in AllTheCooks, LLC. AllTheCooks is a mobile-first company where passionate at-home-chefs mix with casual and first time cooks to share recipes for healthier living.
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.CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: AllTheCooks
Allthecooks is a mobile-first company where passionate at-home-chefs mix with casual and first time cooks to share recipes for healthier living.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Innit, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: Innit®, a leading food tech innovator, announced it has acquired ShopWell Labs, Inc., a personalized food discovery platform. The ShopWell services will continue to operate, and will ultimately be integrated into the Innit connected food platform which is scheduled to launch later in 2017.
buyer: Innit
Innit® empowers people through food. The Innit platform combines personalized cutting-edge information technology to enable information from food and power the emerging connected food ecosystem. Its platform identifies food using sensors in the kitchen and recommends recipes based on inventory. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Pasta.com

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com, a veteran of the online advertising industry offering a wide variety of advertising solutions for Mobile, Video and Display advertisers, has acquired Pasta.com, an authority on the history of pasta, making fresh pasta from scratch, pasta sauces, pasta recipes, "how to" videos and more.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target parent: BaronsMedia
target: Pasta.com
Pasta.com is an authority website on everything Pasta. Pasta.com offers all the necessary information regarding pasta that their users will need to be informed on pasta.
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closed 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

HarvestMark, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: YottaMark, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions, Inc., the million shopper-strong personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the ShopWell team into its HarvestMark Insights group, and ShopWell's website and mobile applications will become YottaMark branded properties.
buyer parent: YottaMark, Inc.
buyer: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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announced 9/26/2011 via Market Wire

Seamless North America, LLC, will acquire MenuPages

synopsis: Seamless, the nation's leading digital service for ordering delivery and takeout food, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MenuPages from New York Media LLC. MenuPages is the most comprehensive provider of continuously updated menu content available via mobile and online platforms.
buyer: Seamless North America, LLC
Through its website, mobile web, and native mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, Seamless offers full menus, ratings, reviews, and exclusive discounts from an extensive network of restaurants in major cities throughout the US. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: MenuPages
MenuPages is the original and most comprehensive provider of up-to-date menu content on the web. MenuPages serves eight metropolitan markets, providing fresh menus for over 35,000 restaurants.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BusinessWire

GrubHub, Inc., acquired Dotmenu, Inc.

synopsis: GrubHub has raised $50 million in Series E funding to aggressively focus on its mobile development and acquire New York-based Dotmenu, the parent company of Campusfood and Allmenus. Through the acquisition, GrubHub will have the largest restaurant listing in the country with 250,000 restaurant menus in over 50 major cities.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
The GrubHub website shows consumers all of the local restaurants that deliver to them and allows diners to order directly online, by phone or through the GrubHub iPhone and Android app. Both apps are free from their respective app markets. "
target: Dotmenu, Inc.
Dotmenu, Inc., doing business as Allmenus.com, provides menu listings, online ordering, reviews, and ratings of restaurants in the United States. It also operates Campusfood.com, a virtual food court that connects restaurants with universities/campuses, students, and local communities.
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closed 8/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Delivery.com, acquired Eats Media

synopsis: Delivery.com announced that it has acquired Eats Media, LLC, a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for food and dining enthusiasts. Eats has grown rapidly since its creation in 2002, emerging as a leading web and print media company.
buyer parent: Cantor Fitzgerald, & Co.
buyer: Delivery.com
Delivery.com is a premier online destination for fast, reliable and easy ordering of food and other items for local, same-day delivery. Serving customers and merchants in over 1000 markets across the country, Delivery. "
target: Eats Media
Eats Media is a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for dining enthusiasts. Eats’ products include Eats.com, Eats Magazine and College Eats.
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closed 8/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Global Menu guide, acquired TheMenuPage

synopsis: Global Menu Guide a leading restaurant locator service announced that it completed a 100% acquisition of http://www.TheMenuPage.com and will integrate its entire catalog of restaurant venues onto the Global platform immediately. Keith Cook founder of TMP will become Vice President, Western Region for the US Menu Guide Division.
buyer: Global Menu guide
An international online restaurant guide and location service that provides an instant connection to photos, menus, wine lists, chef bios and other pertinent data significantly enhancing the user experience in locating and selecting venues for dinners, meetings and other special events. "
target: TheMenuPage
The Menu Page is an online restaurant guide.
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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Ticker: ASX:AKG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academies Australasia Pty Limited
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$37.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.18
EBIT ($mm)
$5.53
Net Income ($mm)
$4.13
Employees
47
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: SASE:4290
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$230.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.22
EBIT ($mm)
$20.64
Net Income ($mm)
$15.07
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:6096
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RareJob Inc.
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$30.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.73
EBIT ($mm)
$1.24
Net Income ($mm)
$0.44
Employees
523
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Ticker: TSE:2193
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CookPad Inc.
CookPad Inc.
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$73.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.38
EBIT ($mm)
$30.05
Net Income ($mm)
$17.25
Employees
207
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203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
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0
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Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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