Like The Charleston School of Law

announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Infilaw Corp., will acquire The Charleston School of Law

synopsis: The Charleston School of Law will join the InfiLaw consortium of for-profit law schools. The owners of the law school announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to sell to The InfiLaw System. The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Infilaw Corp.
The InfiLaw System is a consortium of independent, community based law schools that is establishing itself as a leader in making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. "
target: The Charleston School of Law
The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution that offers a full-time and part-time course of study leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. The Charleston School of Law, LLC was formerly known as The Forensic Club.
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announced 8/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida

synopsis: Afya is to acquire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Afya Participações S.A., 100% of the total share capital of Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida, or FESAR, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida
Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida (FESAR) is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará and medical courses represent 70% of its 2019 Net Revenue.
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announced 7/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The John Marshall Law School will be merged with University of Illinois Chicago,

synopsis: The John Marshall Law School, a private law school that consistently provides an education that combines the understanding of both the theory and the practice of law, will be merging with University of Illinois at Chicago, an acclaimed research institution dedicated to discovery and distribution of knowledge.
buyer: University of Illinois Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. Their mission is to provide the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence and they focus on diversity, accessibility, and sustainability. "
target: The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School has upheld a tradition of diversity, innovation, and opportunity and has consistently provided an education that combines an understanding of the theory, the philosophy, and the practice of law.
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closed 6/3/2015 via PE Hub

Global University Systems, acquired The University of Law

synopsis: The University of Law (“ULaw”) has been acquired by Global University Systems BV (“GUS”), a leading education and training provider with global interests and ambitions. ULaw is the largest provider of professional legal education and training in the world with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems (GUS) is an international network of higher-education institutions headquartered in Amsterdam. With institutions and affiliates across the UK, Canada, Germany and Singapore the group educates over 50,000 students from 160 different nationalities. "
target parent: Montagu Private Equity
target: The University of Law
The University of Law (ULaw) is the largest provider of professional legal education and training in the world in the United Kingdom. It is widely regarded for its expertise in legal training – all of its tutors and course designers are qualified solicitors/barristers and have practice experience.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BBC

Montagu Private Equity, acquired The College of Law of England And Wales

synopsis: Montagu Private Equity has bought The College of Law of England and Wales, a private higher education institution in England which provides legal education for students and professionals. The college, set up as a charity, provides law courses in London and in other regional centres in England.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target: The College of Law of England And Wales
The College of Law of England and Wales is a private higher education institution in England which provides legal education for students and professionals. It is a registered charity and was founded in 1962. The College has its own degree awarding powers under British law.
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announced 5/14/2010 via Company Press Release

Franklin Pierce Law Center will be merged with University of New Hampshire, Durham,

synopsis: University of New Hampshire President Mark W. Huddleston and Franklin Pierce Law Center President John D. Hutson announced that the two institutions have approved an affiliation agreement, the first step in a multi-year process toward full merger.
buyer: University of New Hampshire, Durham
University of New Hampshire ("UNH") is a vibrant place: a land-, sea-, and space-grant university where undergraduate and graduate students engage in daily discovery and the intellectual excitement of doing research with their faculty mentors. "
target: Franklin Pierce Law Center
Franklin Pierce Law Center, an intimate, innovative law school, is committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collegiality of a 14:1 student/faculty ratio.
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closed 10/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Higher Education, acquired Concord Law School

synopsis: Kaplan Higher Education announced the merger of Concord Law School, the first wholly online law school in the United States, and Kaplan University, a leading provider of online higher education. In addition to expanded course offerings, qualified Concord students will now have access to Title IV student loans for the first time.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves more than 75,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. and additional schools in Europe, Asia and Australia. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education, Kaplan University and Concord Law School. "
target: Concord Law School
Concord Law School is the leading program of online legal education in the United States. Since opening its virtual doors in 1998, Concord has helped scores of graduates obtain their law degree and is currently serving over 1,500 students in its Juris Doctor and Executive Juris DoctorSM programs.
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announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BG Investments Ltd, acquired Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited

synopsis: BG Investments, a Sri Lankan-based investor, has acquired the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) from Ekuinas, a Malaysian private equity firm. APIIT Sri Lanka is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
buyer: BG Investments Ltd
BG Investments is a Sri Lankan-based investor with exposure in industries such as financial services, marine, education, and healthcare. "
target parent: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
target: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers Staffordshire University degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based BPP Holdings plc. Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP is a leading provider of education and training to professionals in the legal and finance industries.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP enjoys an excellent reputation among business and legal communities throughout Europe. The institution is organized into three business divisions: Professional Education, College of Professional Studies, and Mander Portman Woodward.
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announced 11/29/2005 via MSNBC

Kaplan Companies, will acquire Holborn College

synopsis: Kaplan today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Holborn College, an independent school of business and law in London. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Companies
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Holborn College
Holborn College was founded in 1969 and has become the UKs most successful independent Law School and a leading provider of international education. Throughout its history the College has striven to set and raise educational standards.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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announced 12/17/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Damasio Educacional SA

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio serves more than 50,000 students.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates nine educational institutions. Together, these institutions provide services to over 36,000 students across 15 campuses and offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, healthcare, law, engineering and technology. "
target: Damasio Educacional SA
Damásio Educacional is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio has a 44-year history in Brazil and serves more than 50,000 students through a network of approximately 220 learning centers and through distance learning.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Westcliff University formally announced the acquisition of Western State College of Law, now recognized as Western State College of Law at Westcliff University. As the oldest law school in Orange County, Calif., Western State is a highly regarded institution with graduates serving as successful trial lawyers, and top judges.
buyer: Westcliff University
Westcliff University is an innovative international higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the global business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, and STEM. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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closed 7/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Western State University College of Law, a private law school in Southern California, has been sold to Knowledge Investment Partners, in a transaction with an estimated value of $5 to $10 million.
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Knowledge Investment Partners invest in the securities of public and private education and information service businesses. KIP’s investment criteria emphasize market leading businesses that display the potential for high returns on invested capital and that offer tangible value for their clients. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowFully Learning Group, acquired Creative Educational Concepts

synopsis: KnowFully Learning Group, a leading provider of continuing professional education, exam preparation and digital learning, announced the acquisition of Creative Educational Concepts, an accredited provider of interprofessional continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and related members of the interprofessional healthcare team.
buyer parent: NexPhase Capital
buyer: KnowFully Learning Group
KnowFully Learning Group is a leading provider of end-to-end professional education in the accounting, finance, and healthcare sectors. KnowFully's brands enable students and professionals to prepare for and pass professional licensure exams and satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials."
target: Creative Educational Concepts
Creative Educational Concepts (CEC) designs, develops and delivers responsive continuing medical education initiatives for physicians, pharmacists, nurse, and related members of the interprofessional healthcare team. CEC educational modalities include live symposia, grand rounds, and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 6/13/2018 via Company Press Release

The College of Law, Sydney, acquired CPD Interactive

synopsis: The College of Law has acquired the business operations of CPD Interactive. CPD Interactive is an online provider of continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing legal education (CLE) training. CPD Interactive currently offers more than 120 courses through its online platform, covering all the mandatory requirements for legal CPD.
buyer: The College of Law, Sydney
The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and New Zealand. Their mission is to enhance the careers of legal professionals across Australasia through the delivery of innovative, practice-focused legal education and training. "
target: CPD Interactive
Based in Australia, CPD Interactive is an online provider of continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing legal education (CLE) training. CPD Interactive currently offers more than 120 courses through its online platform, covering all the mandatory requirements for legal CPD.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Infilaw Corp., will acquire The Charleston School of Law

synopsis: The Charleston School of Law will join the InfiLaw consortium of for-profit law schools. The owners of the law school announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to sell to The InfiLaw System. The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Infilaw Corp.
The InfiLaw System is a consortium of independent, community based law schools that is establishing itself as a leader in making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. "
target: The Charleston School of Law
The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution that offers a full-time and part-time course of study leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. The Charleston School of Law, LLC was formerly known as The Forensic Club.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Infilaw Corp., will acquire The Charleston School of Law

synopsis: The Charleston School of Law will join the InfiLaw consortium of for-profit law schools. The owners of the law school announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to sell to The InfiLaw System. The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Infilaw Corp.
The InfiLaw System is a consortium of independent, community based law schools that is establishing itself as a leader in making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. "
target: The Charleston School of Law
The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution that offers a full-time and part-time course of study leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. The Charleston School of Law, LLC was formerly known as The Forensic Club.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Infilaw Corp., will acquire The Charleston School of Law

synopsis: The Charleston School of Law will join the InfiLaw consortium of for-profit law schools. The owners of the law school announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to sell to The InfiLaw System. The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Infilaw Corp.
The InfiLaw System is a consortium of independent, community based law schools that is establishing itself as a leader in making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. "
target: The Charleston School of Law
The Charleston School of Law, LLC is an educational institution that offers a full-time and part-time course of study leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. The Charleston School of Law, LLC was formerly known as The Forensic Club.
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announced 12/17/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Damasio Educacional SA

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio serves more than 50,000 students.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates nine educational institutions. Together, these institutions provide services to over 36,000 students across 15 campuses and offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, healthcare, law, engineering and technology. "
target: Damasio Educacional SA
Damásio Educacional is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio has a 44-year history in Brazil and serves more than 50,000 students through a network of approximately 220 learning centers and through distance learning.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Westcliff University formally announced the acquisition of Western State College of Law, now recognized as Western State College of Law at Westcliff University. As the oldest law school in Orange County, Calif., Western State is a highly regarded institution with graduates serving as successful trial lawyers, and top judges.
buyer: Westcliff University
Westcliff University is an innovative international higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the global business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, and STEM. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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closed 7/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Western State University College of Law, a private law school in Southern California, has been sold to Knowledge Investment Partners, in a transaction with an estimated value of $5 to $10 million.
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Knowledge Investment Partners invest in the securities of public and private education and information service businesses. KIP’s investment criteria emphasize market leading businesses that display the potential for high returns on invested capital and that offer tangible value for their clients. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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announced 8/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida

synopsis: Afya is to acquire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Afya Participações S.A., 100% of the total share capital of Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida, or FESAR, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida
Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida (FESAR) is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará and medical courses represent 70% of its 2019 Net Revenue.
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announced 7/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The John Marshall Law School will be merged with University of Illinois Chicago,

synopsis: The John Marshall Law School, a private law school that consistently provides an education that combines the understanding of both the theory and the practice of law, will be merging with University of Illinois at Chicago, an acclaimed research institution dedicated to discovery and distribution of knowledge.
buyer: University of Illinois Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. Their mission is to provide the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence and they focus on diversity, accessibility, and sustainability. "
target: The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School has upheld a tradition of diversity, innovation, and opportunity and has consistently provided an education that combines an understanding of the theory, the philosophy, and the practice of law.
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closed 6/3/2015 via PE Hub

Global University Systems, acquired The University of Law

synopsis: The University of Law (“ULaw”) has been acquired by Global University Systems BV (“GUS”), a leading education and training provider with global interests and ambitions. ULaw is the largest provider of professional legal education and training in the world with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems (GUS) is an international network of higher-education institutions headquartered in Amsterdam. With institutions and affiliates across the UK, Canada, Germany and Singapore the group educates over 50,000 students from 160 different nationalities. "
target parent: Montagu Private Equity
target: The University of Law
The University of Law (ULaw) is the largest provider of professional legal education and training in the world in the United Kingdom. It is widely regarded for its expertise in legal training – all of its tutors and course designers are qualified solicitors/barristers and have practice experience.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BBC

Montagu Private Equity, acquired The College of Law of England And Wales

synopsis: Montagu Private Equity has bought The College of Law of England and Wales, a private higher education institution in England which provides legal education for students and professionals. The college, set up as a charity, provides law courses in London and in other regional centres in England.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target: The College of Law of England And Wales
The College of Law of England and Wales is a private higher education institution in England which provides legal education for students and professionals. It is a registered charity and was founded in 1962. The College has its own degree awarding powers under British law.
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announced 5/14/2010 via Company Press Release

Franklin Pierce Law Center will be merged with University of New Hampshire, Durham,

synopsis: University of New Hampshire President Mark W. Huddleston and Franklin Pierce Law Center President John D. Hutson announced that the two institutions have approved an affiliation agreement, the first step in a multi-year process toward full merger.
buyer: University of New Hampshire, Durham
University of New Hampshire ("UNH") is a vibrant place: a land-, sea-, and space-grant university where undergraduate and graduate students engage in daily discovery and the intellectual excitement of doing research with their faculty mentors. "
target: Franklin Pierce Law Center
Franklin Pierce Law Center, an intimate, innovative law school, is committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collegiality of a 14:1 student/faculty ratio.
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closed 10/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Higher Education, acquired Concord Law School

synopsis: Kaplan Higher Education announced the merger of Concord Law School, the first wholly online law school in the United States, and Kaplan University, a leading provider of online higher education. In addition to expanded course offerings, qualified Concord students will now have access to Title IV student loans for the first time.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves more than 75,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. and additional schools in Europe, Asia and Australia. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education, Kaplan University and Concord Law School. "
target: Concord Law School
Concord Law School is the leading program of online legal education in the United States. Since opening its virtual doors in 1998, Concord has helped scores of graduates obtain their law degree and is currently serving over 1,500 students in its Juris Doctor and Executive Juris DoctorSM programs.
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announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BG Investments Ltd, acquired Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited

synopsis: BG Investments, a Sri Lankan-based investor, has acquired the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) from Ekuinas, a Malaysian private equity firm. APIIT Sri Lanka is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
buyer: BG Investments Ltd
BG Investments is a Sri Lankan-based investor with exposure in industries such as financial services, marine, education, and healthcare. "
target parent: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
target: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers Staffordshire University degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
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announced 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

San Joaquin Valley College, will acquire Carrington College

synopsis: San Joaquin Valley College, an accredited private college, will acquire Carrington College from Adtalem Global Education, a leading global education provider. Carrington College is a network of private colleges. The college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the nursing, medical, dental, veterinary, and criminal justice fields.
buyer: San Joaquin Valley College
San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is an accredited private college that provides career-focused curriculum and instruction to its students. SJVC offers more than 20 accelerated certificate and associate of science degree programs in the medical, business and technical fields. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Carrington College
Carrington College is a network of private colleges. The college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the nursing, medical, dental, veterinary, and criminal justice fields. Carrington College's focus is to help their students change their life for the better through education.
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based BPP Holdings plc. Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP is a leading provider of education and training to professionals in the legal and finance industries.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP enjoys an excellent reputation among business and legal communities throughout Europe. The institution is organized into three business divisions: Professional Education, College of Professional Studies, and Mander Portman Woodward.
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$485 [$529]
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$264
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$47
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11.2x
announced 11/29/2005 via MSNBC

Kaplan Companies, will acquire Holborn College

synopsis: Kaplan today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Holborn College, an independent school of business and law in London. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Companies
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Holborn College
Holborn College was founded in 1969 and has become the UKs most successful independent Law School and a leading provider of international education. Throughout its history the College has striven to set and raise educational standards.
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closed 6/13/2018 via Company Press Release

The College of Law, Sydney, acquired CPD Interactive

synopsis: The College of Law has acquired the business operations of CPD Interactive. CPD Interactive is an online provider of continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing legal education (CLE) training. CPD Interactive currently offers more than 120 courses through its online platform, covering all the mandatory requirements for legal CPD.
buyer: The College of Law, Sydney
The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and New Zealand. Their mission is to enhance the careers of legal professionals across Australasia through the delivery of innovative, practice-focused legal education and training. "
target: CPD Interactive
Based in Australia, CPD Interactive is an online provider of continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing legal education (CLE) training. CPD Interactive currently offers more than 120 courses through its online platform, covering all the mandatory requirements for legal CPD.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

U.S. Legal Support, Inc., acquired StenoTrain

synopsis: U.S. Legal Support, Inc., one of the leading providers of litigation services, announced that it has acquired online court reporting program, Stenotrain. StenoTrain prepares students to work as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter, CART Provider, Closed Captioner, Digital Transcriptionist, Offline Captioning Reporter, or Scopist.
buyer: U.S. Legal Support, Inc.
U.S. Legal Support, Inc., as one of the leading providers of litigation services, is the only litigation support company that provides court reporting, record retrieval, eDiscovery and trial services to major corporations and law firms nationwide. "
target: StenoTrain
StenoTrain offers online court reporting and legal clerical education programs. They prepare students to work as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter, CART Provider, Closed Captioner, Digital Transcriptionist, Offline Captioning Reporter, or Scopist.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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