Like MakerSquare

closed 1/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Hack Reactor, acquired MakerSquare

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, announced it has acquired MakerSquare, another leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. MakerSquare started in 2013 when the founders identified Austin as an emerging technology market in need of highly qualified developers.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor is an advanced immersive program that trains students 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. "
target: MakerSquare
MakerSquare aims for students to take away two things: an exceptional understanding of JavaScript, and a fundamental understanding of software engineering principles to have a long and successful programming career.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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announced 7/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Galvanize, Inc., will acquire Hack Reactor

synopsis: Leading technology workforce educator Galvanize announced it will acquire San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, a highly respected operator of immersive coding programs across the country, to create one of the largest independent accelerated learning providers.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with nine destination campuses across the U.S. where Innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from this dynamic, unique business ecosystem. They provide the most relevant and in-demand technology skills for professionals. "
target: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor is an immersive full-stack development program that teaches students software engineering. Students master HTML and CSS, JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and Angular, server development with Node, and databases with SQL and Mongo during instruction, projects, and hands-on work.
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announced 8/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

TechnoPro Holdings, Inc., will acquire PC Assist Corporation

synopsis: TechnoPro Holdings, Inc., one of Japan’s largest technology-focused staffing and service companies, has agreed to acquire a 67% stake in PC Assist Corporation. PC Assist, based in Japan, has education and training facilities called ‘Win School’ in more than 60 large cities nationwide, employing more than 150 instructors.
buyer: TechnoPro Holdings, Inc. (TSE:6028:$1,007.22)
TechnoPro is one of Japan’s largest technology-focused staffing and service companies. As an industry leader, TechnoPro provides full support for technical development and R&D to 1,400 companies including major corporations, universities and research organizations "
target: PC Assist Corporation
PC Assist, based in Japan, has education and training facilities called ‘Win School’ in more than 60 large cities nationwide, employing more than 150 instructors. It provides its customers with education and training related to skills in CAD, programming, web design, and other areas.
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$18
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Framgia Inc., acquired Groove Gear, Inc.

synopsis: Framgia, a Japanese IT company engaged in product development, has acquired Groove Gear, a programming training school in Japan. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
buyer: Framgia Inc.
Framgia is a Japanese IT company engaged in product development. Framgia specializes in building web services, mobile apps, games and digital works for mainly Japanese clients. Framgia's agile development tools helps their clients to continuously improve and deliver quality software products. "
target: Groove Gear, Inc.
Groove Gear is a programming training school in Japan. Their curriculum allows beginners to learn practical skills within 3 months. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
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closed 10/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired The Flatiron School

synopsis: WeWork has acquired New York City-based Flatiron School, a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: The Flatiron School
New York City-based Flatiron School is a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

General Assembly, acquired Bitmaker

synopsis: As part of a move to expand from 15 to 25 campuses by end of year, US-based education-to-employment company General Assembly has announced its acquisition of Bitmaker, a Toronto-based coding bootcamp. Bitmaker empowers a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education.
buyer: General Assembly
General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. They offer full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. "
target: Bitmaker
Bitmaker is Canada's leading tech skills accelerator. Bitmaker is empowering a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education. Students learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on practice, pair programming and individual study.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired DevMountain

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company. DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the US.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: DevMountain (CPLA:$430.01)
DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the software coding industry.
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$15
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closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Hackbright Academy

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that Hackbright Academy, the leading non-degree software engineering school for women, has become a wholly-owned, subsidiary of the Capella Education Company. Hackbright Academy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella and maintain its current headquarters and management team based in San Francisco.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Hackbright Academy
Founded in 2012, Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women, with the mission to close the U.S. skills gap and the gender gap in technology.
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$18
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closed 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

FullStack Academy, Inc., acquired The Starter League

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, an industry leader in immersive coding education, has acquired Chicago-based coding school, The Starter League. The Starter League pioneered the field of intensive and immersive coding education.
buyer: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is an award-winning, immersive coding school based in New York City. Co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru leveraged their experience at Yahoo, Gilt Groupe, and Bloomspot to create an elite program centered on fullstack JavaScript and emerging technologies. "
target: The Starter League
The Starter League was founded with the vision to build a type of hands-on coding school previously unheard of. They succeeded in creating a unique curriculum that has helped launch startups and businesses in more than 40 states and 15 countries, and over 1,500 tech careers worldwide.
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announced 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., will acquire Software Craftsmanship Guild

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, will acquire the Software Craftsmanship Guild.Software Craftsmanship Guild is one of the nation’s top coding bootcamp providers for training the next generation of software developers.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Software Craftsmanship Guild
Software Craftsmanship Guild is a coding bootcamp located in Akron, Ohio that teaches people from around the world to become software developers in 12 weeks.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
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$14
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EV / rev
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,247.83)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
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$100
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Hack Reactor, acquired MakerSquare

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, announced it has acquired MakerSquare, another leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. MakerSquare started in 2013 when the founders identified Austin as an emerging technology market in need of highly qualified developers.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor is an advanced immersive program that trains students 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. "
target: MakerSquare
MakerSquare aims for students to take away two things: an exceptional understanding of JavaScript, and a fundamental understanding of software engineering principles to have a long and successful programming career.
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announced 7/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Galvanize, Inc., will acquire Hack Reactor

synopsis: Leading technology workforce educator Galvanize announced it will acquire San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, a highly respected operator of immersive coding programs across the country, to create one of the largest independent accelerated learning providers.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with nine destination campuses across the U.S. where Innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from this dynamic, unique business ecosystem. They provide the most relevant and in-demand technology skills for professionals. "
target: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor is an immersive full-stack development program that teaches students software engineering. Students master HTML and CSS, JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and Angular, server development with Node, and databases with SQL and Mongo during instruction, projects, and hands-on work.
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closed 9/30/2015 via BusinessWire

Hack Reactor, acquired Mobile Makers Academy

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leading provider of technology education, announced their acquisition of the industry-leading iOS bootcamp Mobile Makers Academy. Hack Reactor Core empowers educators, entrepreneurs and employers with the expertise, talent and tools to build world class schools and agile engineering teams.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor Core empowers educators, entrepreneurs and employers with the expertise, talent and tools to build world class schools and agile engineering teams. Hack Reactor Core schools across the country place thousands of software engineers in industry every year. "
target: Mobile Makers Academy
Mobile Makers Academy is an iOS bootcamp in Chicago, San Francisco, and online. People come from around the world to attend their 8-week program, where they learn to build iPhone apps and prepare for a career as an iOS developer.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Hack Reactor, acquired MakerSquare

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, announced it has acquired MakerSquare, another leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. MakerSquare started in 2013 when the founders identified Austin as an emerging technology market in need of highly qualified developers.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor is an advanced immersive program that trains students 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. "
target: MakerSquare
MakerSquare aims for students to take away two things: an exceptional understanding of JavaScript, and a fundamental understanding of software engineering principles to have a long and successful programming career.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Hack Reactor, acquired MakerSquare

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, announced it has acquired MakerSquare, another leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. MakerSquare started in 2013 when the founders identified Austin as an emerging technology market in need of highly qualified developers.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor is an advanced immersive program that trains students 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. "
target: MakerSquare
MakerSquare aims for students to take away two things: an exceptional understanding of JavaScript, and a fundamental understanding of software engineering principles to have a long and successful programming career.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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announced 7/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Galvanize, Inc., will acquire Hack Reactor

synopsis: Leading technology workforce educator Galvanize announced it will acquire San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, a highly respected operator of immersive coding programs across the country, to create one of the largest independent accelerated learning providers.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with nine destination campuses across the U.S. where Innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from this dynamic, unique business ecosystem. They provide the most relevant and in-demand technology skills for professionals. "
target: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor is an immersive full-stack development program that teaches students software engineering. Students master HTML and CSS, JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and Angular, server development with Node, and databases with SQL and Mongo during instruction, projects, and hands-on work.
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announced 8/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

TechnoPro Holdings, Inc., will acquire PC Assist Corporation

synopsis: TechnoPro Holdings, Inc., one of Japan’s largest technology-focused staffing and service companies, has agreed to acquire a 67% stake in PC Assist Corporation. PC Assist, based in Japan, has education and training facilities called ‘Win School’ in more than 60 large cities nationwide, employing more than 150 instructors.
buyer: TechnoPro Holdings, Inc. (TSE:6028:$1,007.22)
TechnoPro is one of Japan’s largest technology-focused staffing and service companies. As an industry leader, TechnoPro provides full support for technical development and R&D to 1,400 companies including major corporations, universities and research organizations "
target: PC Assist Corporation
PC Assist, based in Japan, has education and training facilities called ‘Win School’ in more than 60 large cities nationwide, employing more than 150 instructors. It provides its customers with education and training related to skills in CAD, programming, web design, and other areas.
price ($mm)
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$18
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Framgia Inc., acquired Groove Gear, Inc.

synopsis: Framgia, a Japanese IT company engaged in product development, has acquired Groove Gear, a programming training school in Japan. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
buyer: Framgia Inc.
Framgia is a Japanese IT company engaged in product development. Framgia specializes in building web services, mobile apps, games and digital works for mainly Japanese clients. Framgia's agile development tools helps their clients to continuously improve and deliver quality software products. "
target: Groove Gear, Inc.
Groove Gear is a programming training school in Japan. Their curriculum allows beginners to learn practical skills within 3 months. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
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closed 10/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired The Flatiron School

synopsis: WeWork has acquired New York City-based Flatiron School, a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: The Flatiron School
New York City-based Flatiron School is a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

General Assembly, acquired Bitmaker

synopsis: As part of a move to expand from 15 to 25 campuses by end of year, US-based education-to-employment company General Assembly has announced its acquisition of Bitmaker, a Toronto-based coding bootcamp. Bitmaker empowers a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education.
buyer: General Assembly
General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. They offer full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. "
target: Bitmaker
Bitmaker is Canada's leading tech skills accelerator. Bitmaker is empowering a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education. Students learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on practice, pair programming and individual study.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired DevMountain

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company. DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the US.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: DevMountain (CPLA:$430.01)
DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the software coding industry.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Hackbright Academy

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that Hackbright Academy, the leading non-degree software engineering school for women, has become a wholly-owned, subsidiary of the Capella Education Company. Hackbright Academy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella and maintain its current headquarters and management team based in San Francisco.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Hackbright Academy
Founded in 2012, Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women, with the mission to close the U.S. skills gap and the gender gap in technology.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

FullStack Academy, Inc., acquired The Starter League

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, an industry leader in immersive coding education, has acquired Chicago-based coding school, The Starter League. The Starter League pioneered the field of intensive and immersive coding education.
buyer: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is an award-winning, immersive coding school based in New York City. Co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru leveraged their experience at Yahoo, Gilt Groupe, and Bloomspot to create an elite program centered on fullstack JavaScript and emerging technologies. "
target: The Starter League
The Starter League was founded with the vision to build a type of hands-on coding school previously unheard of. They succeeded in creating a unique curriculum that has helped launch startups and businesses in more than 40 states and 15 countries, and over 1,500 tech careers worldwide.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., will acquire Software Craftsmanship Guild

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, will acquire the Software Craftsmanship Guild.Software Craftsmanship Guild is one of the nation’s top coding bootcamp providers for training the next generation of software developers.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Software Craftsmanship Guild
Software Craftsmanship Guild is a coding bootcamp located in Akron, Ohio that teaches people from around the world to become software developers in 12 weeks.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,247.83)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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