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closed 12/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ledra Capital, Mark Shay, acquired Abroad101

synopsis: Abroad101, the world's first and largest study abroad review website, has been acquired from the Westonian Group by Ledra Capital and education entrepreneur Mark Shay. With more than 20,700 reviews of 7,700 programs, Abroad101 is the leading student review site for study abroad programs.
buyer: Ledra Capital
buyer: Mark Shay
Ledra Capital is a privately-held group of companies and foundations whose underlying mission has been to expand accessibility to higher education. "
target: Abroad101
Abroad101 is an online study abroad reviews website. Their website provides a free online evaluation system that helps universities collect evaluations online, and helps study abroad programs more easily recruit students.
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closed 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Shunshunliuxue

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that TAL has increased its equity stake in Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd., which primarily engages in providing professional counseling services to students who desire to study abroad through its online-to-offline platform.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Shunshunliuxue
Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd. is a private company operating the online-to-offline service platform for studying abroad, Shunshunliuxue. The firm is based in China.
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announced 11/29/2021 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, will acquire Global Study Partners

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s integrated higher edtech leader, will acquire Global Study Partners (GSP), Australia's largest study abroad company. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network of over 600, with a focus on countries including, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Global Study Partners
Global Study Partners (GSP) is a leading B2B global EdTech marketplace for international student enrolments that works with 600+ Universities and Higher Education Institutes across the globe. Headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network.
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$16
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$13
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3.4x
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS), an industry leader in the world of customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing to beat the competition and accelerate growth, announced it acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions, LLC, a leader in performance based marketing and analytics in the education industry.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$427.94)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Avenue100 Media Solutions
Avenue100 delivers high quality student inquiries to educational institutions. Combining expert digital marketing science with a customer centric approach, they connect aspiring students to opportunities for higher education.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Course Advisor, Inc., acquired Course Advisor, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that the Company has divested its interest in Avenue100 Media Solutions to a management group. Avenue100 Media Solutions's flagship site, CourseAdvisors.com, is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development.
buyer: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities.
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 12/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ledra Capital, Mark Shay, acquired Abroad101

synopsis: Abroad101, the world's first and largest study abroad review website, has been acquired from the Westonian Group by Ledra Capital and education entrepreneur Mark Shay. With more than 20,700 reviews of 7,700 programs, Abroad101 is the leading student review site for study abroad programs.
buyer: Ledra Capital
buyer: Mark Shay
Ledra Capital is a privately-held group of companies and foundations whose underlying mission has been to expand accessibility to higher education. "
target: Abroad101
Abroad101 is an online study abroad reviews website. Their website provides a free online evaluation system that helps universities collect evaluations online, and helps study abroad programs more easily recruit students.
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closed 12/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ledra Capital, Mark Shay, acquired Abroad101

synopsis: Abroad101, the world's first and largest study abroad review website, has been acquired from the Westonian Group by Ledra Capital and education entrepreneur Mark Shay. With more than 20,700 reviews of 7,700 programs, Abroad101 is the leading student review site for study abroad programs.
buyer: Ledra Capital
buyer: Mark Shay
Ledra Capital is a privately-held group of companies and foundations whose underlying mission has been to expand accessibility to higher education. "
target: Abroad101
Abroad101 is an online study abroad reviews website. Their website provides a free online evaluation system that helps universities collect evaluations online, and helps study abroad programs more easily recruit students.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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