Like Walden University

closed 9/16/2004 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Walden University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., (NASDAQ:LAUR), today announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Walden University, giving the Company 100% ownership of its fastest growing subsidiary. Walden University will be the centerpiece of Laureate Online, the new name of the Company's online higher education division.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target parent: Laureate Education
target: Walden University
Walden University has been the leading provider of quality higher education at a distance for over three decades. With students from more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, we understand what adult learners need to succeed. Walden combines the highest academic standards of an accredited un
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zenius, acquired Primagama

synopsis: Zenius, an Indonesia-based edtech firm, has acquired Primagama, one of the biggest tutoring services in Indonesia. Through the acquisition, Zenius will strengthen its commitment to create a new level of education in Indonesia through hybrid learning.
buyer: Zenius
Zenius is a pioneering edtech company in Indonesia. It provides an online learning platform that focuses on developing a student’s critical thinking skills and scientific reasoning. Zenius offers a series of products across different verticals, with its main product being the Zenius app. "
target: Primagama
Primagama is a tutoring service based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Its tutoring program covers elementary, junior high, and high school levels with the target of improving student academic achievement in schools, including final school exam, national exam, and state/favorite college entrance exam.
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closed 11/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Swiflearn

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired Swiflearn, an online tutoring platform in India. Swiflearn provides online tutoring for CBSE & ICSE students of grades 1 to 10. They offer best-in-class online classes for English, maths, and science, and other important areas of learning like mental ability and life skills.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Swiflearn
Swiflearn is an online tutoring platform in India. Swiflearn provides face-to-face online tutoring for CBSE & ICSE students of grades 1 to 10. They offer best-in-class online classes for English, maths, and science, and other important areas of learning like mental ability and life skills.
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closed 9/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Franchise Group, Inc., acquired Sylvan Learning

synopsis: Franchise Group, Inc., an owner and operator of franchised and franchisable businesses, has acquired Sylvan Learning, a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning provides personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
buyer: Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG:$2,636.11)
Franchise Group is an operator of franchised businesses. Franchise Group helps catapult franchise brands forward by providing financial acumen, operational know-how, and support. Their business lines include Pet Supplies Plus, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Buddy’s Home Furnishings and more. "
target: Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. They provide personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
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$81
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announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$140.57)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$8.70*
rev ($mm)
$7
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$1
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2.2x
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19.0x
closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Satt, Inc., acquired Mana.bo

synopsis: SATT announced that it has purchased all shares of Mana.bo Inc. Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
buyer: SATT, Inc.
SATT, based in Tokyo, provides smart TLEC 3 (Smart Trek 3), a tool to easily create lecture-type e-learning content from presentation files created with Microsoft PowerPoint. "
target: Mana.bo
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
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$85
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announced 9/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

synopsis: With Us Corp, an owner and operator of tutoring and preparatory schools in Japan, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities.
buyer: With Us Corp (JASDAQ:9696:$134.56)
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams. "
target: Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.
Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities. Students that have attended the company's private tutoring schools have a high rate of passing exams.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 7/5/2017 via Bloomberg

Yukon Capital Partners, acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Yukon Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd., a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Yukon Capital Partners
Founded in 2014, Yukon Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.
Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd. is a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Schülerhilfe

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has agreed to acquire the business and operations of ZGS Verwaltungs GmbH ('Schuelerhilfe'), from its current majority shareholders Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
target: Schülerhilfe
Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria. Established in 1974, and headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Schuelerhilfe provides small-group tutoring through a network of over 1,000 branches in Germany and Austria.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$69
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
2.5x
announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

J-STAR Co., Ltd., will acquire Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tokyo-based private equity firm J-STAR will buy the tutoring business of Japan’s Alpha Corporation. Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan.
buyer: J-STAR Co., Ltd.
J-STAR is an independent and partner-owned Japanese alternative asset manager with $300 million of assets under management. Founded in 2006 in Tokyo, J-STAR has grown into one of the most successful investment firms in Asia, with 17 skilled and experienced professionals "
target: Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.
Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan. Alpha Corporation operates 16 private tutoring schools in Sapporo, Japan.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

At-Home Tutoring Services, acquired TutaPoint

synopsis: TutaPoint, a leading tutoring firm that offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages, has been acquired by At-Home Tutoring Services. At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in Early Childhood to college.
buyer: At-Home Tutoring Services
At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in grades Early Childhood through high school and college. They cover all academic subjects and test preparation for standardized tests. "
target: TutaPoint
TutaPoint offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages. TutaPoint's proprietary virtual classrooms feature live video, audio, whiteboard and chat.
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announced 9/20/2015 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, will acquire Firstleap Education

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstleap Education, which provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers.
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: Firstleap Education
Firstleap provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers. It now serves more than 20,000 students in over 20 cities in China.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

ESM Group, acquired Tutorpedia

synopsis: Sacramento-based ESM Group has completed the purchase of San Francisco based tutoring company, Tutorpedia. Both companies specialize in preparing high school students for college entrance exams. ESM bought the name, assets and brand of Tutorpedia.
buyer: ESM Group
ESM Group is a Sacramento-based tutoring company. Launched in 1999, ESM offers college admissions counseling for high school students, as well as tutoring and test preparation. "
target: Tutorpedia
Tutorpedia serves the private and public tutoring needs of families and individuals throughout the Bay Area. They are a personal, comprehensive tutoring resource that connects students in grades K-12 to tutors for academic help.
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closed 6/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Xueda Education Group merged with Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd,

synopsis: Xueda Education Group, a leading national provider of personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China, announced the completion of its merger with Xueda Acquisition Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd.
buyer: Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd (SZSE:000526:$3.82)
Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the operation of real estate leasing business. The Company’s main business activities include merchandise sales, provision of technical services, real estate leasing, property management and others. "
target: Xueda Education Group (XUE:$347.39)
Xueda Education Group is a leading national provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China with a focus on offering personalized tutoring services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$345 [$135]
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$339
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closed 11/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired University Instructors

synopsis: Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced it has acquired University Instructors, Inc. (UI), a provider of K-12 flexible learning solutions. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, UI delivers K-12 school support solutions in core subject areas. The company's K-12 Flexible Learning Solutions are tailored to meet a school's specific needs.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health and human services, and other state and municipal government clients. The firm was established in 1986 and has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. "
target: University Instructors
University Instructors, Inc. provides education services and academic programs for schools, teachers, and students in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It offers school programs, including specific tutoring, inclusion programs, and lab tutoring services.
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closed 10/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, acquired ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH

synopsis: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a leading German private equity company, has bought a majority stake in private tutoring services provider ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH in a management buyout.
buyer: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DB:DBAN:$88.86)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG ("DBAG") is a leading German private equity company. Since 1965, DBAG has been a preferred partner for equity funding of successful companies whose products and services have made them leaders in their markets. "
target: ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH
ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH is the largest provider of private tutoring services in Germany and Austria with 1,050 company-owned and franchised centres operating under the name of “Schülerhilfe”.
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$57
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Web

California Tutor Network merged with WebWise Tutors,

synopsis: WebWiseTutors, LLC, a premier provider of online tutoring services, is pleased to announce a merger with California Tutor Network, Inc., a leading online tutoring solution in California. WebWise Tutors is now in a unique position to take advantage of the thriving online tutoring industry.
buyer: WebWise Tutors
WebWise Tutors offers a full array of online tutoring services to elementary, special education, middle school and high school students, as well as post-secondary, international, military and adult learners. "
target: California Tutor Network
California Tutor Network is a leading provider of online tutoring solutions in California.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

New York Tutor Company, acquired New York Tutor Company

synopsis: Andrew Stone acquired control of 88.89% of New York Tutor Company's total issued and outstanding common stock. New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It provides private sessions and group sessions for various subjects, including history, language arts, mathematics, science, and social sciences.
buyer: New York Tutor Company
New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It offers private tutoring sessions, as well as small group sessions. It offers a wide range of academic subjects, including US, World, European and Art History, and Social Studies, as well as Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. "
target: New York Tutor Company
New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It offers private tutoring sessions, as well as small group sessions. It offers a wide range of academic subjects, including US, World, European and Art History, and Social Studies, as well as Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
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announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
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$1,480
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closed 9/16/2004 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Walden University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., (NASDAQ:LAUR), today announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Walden University, giving the Company 100% ownership of its fastest growing subsidiary. Walden University will be the centerpiece of Laureate Online, the new name of the Company's online higher education division.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target parent: Laureate Education
target: Walden University
Walden University has been the leading provider of quality higher education at a distance for over three decades. With students from more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, we understand what adult learners need to succeed. Walden combines the highest academic standards of an accredited un
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announced 9/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Adtalem Global Education Inc., will acquire Walden University

synopsis: Adtalem, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Adtalem Global Education Inc. (DV:$1,192.47)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more. "
target parent: Laureate International Universities
target: Walden University
Walden University is an online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.
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announced 3/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hope Education Group, will acquire INTI International University and Colleges

synopsis: Hope Education Group, a private higher education group in China, will acquire INTI International University and Colleges from Laureate Education, an international network of degree granting higher education institutions. INTI is a group of higher education institutions in Malaysia that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various sectors.
buyer: Hope Education Group (SEHK:1765:$157.53)
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: INTI International University and Colleges
INTI International University and Colleges is a group of higher education institutions in Malaysia. INTI offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and law, computing and information technology, engineering and technology, languages and liberal arts, and applied sciences and mathematics.
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$140
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closed 9/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Ambow Education, acquired NewSchool of Architecture and Design

synopsis: Ambow Education has acquired 100% of NewSchool of Architecture and Design, LLC from Laureate Education. NewSchool is a for-profit institution of higher education based in San Diego, California, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and non-degree certificates in Architecture, Design and Construction Management.
buyer: Ambow Education (OTCPK:AMBO.Y:$64.68)
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool is a for-profit institution of higher education based in San Diego, California, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and non-degree certificates in Architecture, Design and Construction Management.
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announced 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Permira, will purchase Educational institutions in Spain and Portugal from Laureate International Universities

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the world's largest global network of higher education institutions, has agreed to sell higher education institutions in Spain and Portugal to Permira. Laureate's institutions in Spain and Portugal include Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM), 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. "
seller parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
seller: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate's higher institutions in Spain and Portugal include Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV), Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC), Universidade Europeia in Spain, and Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM) in Portugal.
price ($mm)
$875
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$246
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Altas Partners LP, acquired University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

synopsis: Toronto investor Altas Partners has completed the acquisition of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, an academic institution that provides graduate health-science degree programs, primarily in the field of physical and occupational therapy.
buyer: Altas Partners LP
Altas Partners is an investment firm with a long-term orientation focused on acquiring significant interests in high-quality, market-leading businesses in partnership with outstanding management teams. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an academic institution that provides graduate health-science degree programs, primarily in the field of physical and occupational therapy. The 39-year-old school has campuses in San Marcos, CA, St. Augustine and Miami, FL, and Austin, TX.
price ($mm)
$400
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$90
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

National Louis University, will acquire Kendall College

synopsis: National Louis University, a nonprofit, non-denominational University, will acquire Kendall College from Laureate Education, a network of higher education institutions. Kendall College is an institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education.
buyer: National Louis University
National Louis University (NLU) is a nonprofit, non-denominational University that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with career and professional development. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Kendall College
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education. The curriculum at Kendall College effectively prepares students to become leaders in their professions.
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$24
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announced 1/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

KMR Holding Pédagogique, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca

synopsis: KMR Holding Pédagogique, the leading higher education platform in Africa, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) from Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions. UIC is a comprehensive private university in Casablanca that offers programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
buyer parent: Development Partners International
buyer: KMR Holding Pédagogique
KMR Holding Pédagogique is the leading state-recognized multi-disciplinary private higher education platform in Francophone Africa. The group delivers affordable quality higher education to African students through a network of 240+ schools across the world. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Université Internationale de Casablanca
Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) is the first and only comprehensive private university in Casablanca recognized by the State. UIC’s program offerings include undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
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$54
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announced 12/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

China YuHua Education Corporation Limited, will acquire Hunan International Economics University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions, has signed an agreement for the sale of Laureate’s interest in Hunan International Economics University (HIEU), one of the largest and most respected private universities in China, to China YuHua Education Corporation Limited.
buyer: China YuHua Education Corporation Limited (SEHK:6169:$214.86)
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Hunan International Economics University
Hunan International Economics University (HIEU) was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest and most respected private universities in China. Serving more than 30,000 students, HIEU focuses on academic innovation and professionally orientated programs. HIEU has campuses in Changsha and Changde.
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$218
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announced 12/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Affinity Equity Partners, will acquire INTI International University and Colleges

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions, and Affinity Equity Partners, one of the largest independent private equity firms in the Asia Pacific region, have signed an agreement for the sale of Laureate’s global network institution in Malaysia – INTI University and Colleges.
buyer: Affinity Equity Partners
Affinity Equity Partners is an independent private equity firms in the Asia Pacific region, currently advising and managing approximately USD8 billion of funds and assets. Affinity invests in industries such as consumer & retail, food & beverage, healthcare, and financial services. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: INTI International University and Colleges
INTI University and Colleges, which has five campuses across Malaysia, is highly regarded in Malaysia with over three decades of rich history and track record. INTI is a leading provider of quality education, offering the widest array of pathways to graduate success.
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$162
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Galileo Global Education, will purchase Three Institutions from Laureate International Universities

synopsis: Galileo Global Education, a post-secondary education group, will acquire three institutions from Laureate Education, Inc., the largest global network of higher education institutions. The institutions include Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Domus Academy, fine arts academies in Milan, and European University Cyprus, a university in Cyprus.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education is a post-secondary education group focused on providing students with access to higher education in the fields of applied arts, design, communication and management, in selected countries around the world. "
seller parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
seller: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Domus Academy are private fine arts academies in Milan. European University Cyprus is a leading fully comprehensive university in Cyprus. All three institutions belong to Laureate Education, Inc., the largest global network of higher education institutions.
price ($mm)
$269
rev ($mm)
$82
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EV / rev
3.9x
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announced 4/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Laureate International Universities France SAS

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions, announced that it has signed an agreement for the transfer of control of Laureate International Universities France SAS ('LIUF') to Apax Partners. LIUF comprises five institutions with a total student population of approximately 7,500.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in French-speaking European countries. With more than 40 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €3 billion. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Laureate International Universities France SAS
Laureate International Universities France SAS, a French holding entity, comprises five institutions: École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, Institut Français de Gestion, European Business School, École Centrale d'Electronique and Centre d'Études Politiques et de la Communication.
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announced 3/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Eurazeo, will acquire Glion and Les Roches

synopsis: Eurazeo, one of Europe's leading investment companies, will acquire Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management from Laureate Education, the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions. Glion and Les Roches rank among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Glion and Les Roches
Glion and Les Roches rank among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for preparing students for an international career. Glion has a combined total of more than 2,000 students on its campuses, while Les Roches has more than 2,900 students combined on its campuses.
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closed 11/9/2011 via PR Newswire

Laureate International Universities, acquired BTK Group

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. acquired Germany's BTK Group, consisting of the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Academies of Design in Berlin and Hamburg, bolstering its global network of private post-secondary institutions. The addition of these institutions expands the Laureate International Universities network in Germany.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$2,977.09)
The Laureate International Universities network is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The network includes more than 58 accredited campus-based and online universities. "
target: BTK Group
BTK Group consists of the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Academies of Design in Berlin and Hamburg. BTK focuses on delivering undergraduate degree programs in communication, design, motion design, interaction design, illustration, communication management and photography.
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closed 4/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Laureate International Universities, acquired Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administracao

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. has acquired Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administracao (ISLA), the third largest and oldest private institute of higher education in Portugal. ISLA joins Laureate International Universities, and is the first institution in the network located in Portugal.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$2,977.09)
The Laureate International Universities network is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The network includes more than 55 accredited campus-based and online universities. "
target: Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administracao
Founded in 1962, Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administracao (ISLA) is the third largest and oldest private institute of higher education in Portugal. It offers three-year Bologna compliant undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in health sciences, marketing, hospitality, tourism and business.
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closed 7/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Laureate Education, acquired NewSchool of Architecture and Design

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. announced that it has acquired NewSchool of Architecture and Design, based in San Diego, California
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool of Architecture and Design, founded in 1980, is fully accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The school, with more than 440 students, offers both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in architecture.
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closed 7/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Laureate Education, acquired Kendall College

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Kendall College, based in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall College, with approximately 1,500 students, is one of the leading culinary and hospitality institutions in the U.S.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: Kendall College
Kendall College, with approximately 1,500 students, is one of the leading culinary and hospitality institutions in the U.S. Founded in 1934, Kendall also offers degrees in business and early childhood education.
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closed 7/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired UNITEC

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. announced it has acquired the Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC), one of the largest private universities in Mexico. UNITEC has eight campuses throughout Mexico, including six in Mexico City, one in Guadalajara and one in Monterrey.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: UNITEC
UNITEC has eight campuses throughout Mexico, including six in Mexico City, one in Guadalajara and one in Monterrey. The university has a 40-year tradition of providing higher education throughout the country, and today serves more than 36,000 students.
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closed 7/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Universidad Latina

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. has acquired the Universidad Latina and Universidad Americana in Costa Rica.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: Universidad Latina
Universidad Latina, the largest private university in Costa Rica, was founded in 1989 and has more than 16,000 students. The university is widely recognized for its health sciences programs, including medicine and dentistry.
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closed 11/26/2009 via Company Press Release

Laureate Education, acquired INTI International Education Group

synopsis: INTI Malaysia has been acquired by a group including Laureate Education Asia, Ltd., INTI founders Tan Yew Sing and Dr. Lee Fah Onn, and several Malaysian investors. INTI is composed of nine institutions of higher education located throughout Malaysia.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: INTI International Education Group
INTI International, which specializes in programs in hospitality, multimedia design, and mobile telecommunications, has eight colleges in Malaysia, as well as operations in China, Indonesia, and Thailand.
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closed 7/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Citigroup Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., S.A.C. Capital Management LLC., acquired Laureate Education

synopsis: L Curve Sub Inc. and M Curve Sub Inc., vehicles controlled by an investor group led by Douglas L. Becker, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Laureate Education, Inc., announced today the completion of their tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Citigroup Inc. (C:$63,902.00)
buyer: S.A.C. Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
price ($mm)
$3,798
rev ($mm)
$1,194
EBITDA ($mm)
$216
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
17.6x
closed 9/16/2004 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Walden University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., (NASDAQ:LAUR), today announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Walden University, giving the Company 100% ownership of its fastest growing subsidiary. Walden University will be the centerpiece of Laureate Online, the new name of the Company's online higher education division.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target parent: Laureate Education
target: Walden University
Walden University has been the leading provider of quality higher education at a distance for over three decades. With students from more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, we understand what adult learners need to succeed. Walden combines the highest academic standards of an accredited un
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$108
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closed 8/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Alura, acquired Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista

synopsis: Alura, the largest online technology school in Brazil, has acquired Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista (FIAP), an undergraduate and graduate technology college in Brazil. FIAP has 3 campuses and provides education to over 10,000 students. They offer degrees for cybersecurity, AI, information systems, software development and more.
buyer: Alura
Alura is the largest online technology school in Brazil. Alura helps people to improve their skills and become a technology professional. They offer over 1,385 technology courses for coding, DevOps, UX & design, mobile development, front-end development, data science, and more. "
target: Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista
Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista (FIAP) is an undergraduate and graduate technology college in Brazil. FIAP operates three campuses and provides education services to over 10,000 students. They offer degrees for cybersecurity, AI, information systems, software development and more.
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announced 8/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Multiversity Group, will acquire Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma

synopsis: The Multiversity Group, one of the largest educational groups in Italy, will acquire Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma from the San Raffaele Group, a leading healthcare provider in Italy. Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma is an online private university in Italy. They offer courses for various bachelors and masters degrees.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Multiversity Group
Multiversity is one of the largest educational groups in Italy. Multiversity operates two private online universities, Pegaso and Mercatorum, a certification entity, Certipass and a number of academies as well as an international lifelong learning higher education institution based in Malta. "
target parent: San Raffaele Group
target: Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma
Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma is an online private university in Italy. Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma provides e-learning services to more than 8,000 students. They offer courses for various bachelors and masters degrees.
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closed 5/19/2022 via BNC Analysis

ACE Education, acquired Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe

synopsis: Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe (EIDM) has been acquired by the Ace Education to continue the group’s expansion in France. EIDM is an international academic institution whose Fashion Business/Management is comprehensively provided by providing multidisciplinary programs from Bachelor to Masters.
buyer: ACE Education
ACE Education is a leading private vocational higher education platform in France and Spain. ACE is a diversified higher education group with over 20 campuses and over 4,000 students, and operates under four brands: AMOS, ESBS, ESDAC and CMH. "
target: Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe
Ecole Internationale de Mode et Luxe (EIDM) is an international academic institution whose Fashion Business/Management is comprehensively provided by providing multidisciplinary programs from Bachelor to Masters, to meet the high aspirations of the Fashion Industry.
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announced 5/4/2022 via PR Newswire

Universal Technical Institute, will acquire Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Universal Technical Institute, Inc., a provider of transportation and technical training programs, will acquire Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. from Liberty Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm. Concorde is a provider of healthcare education programs. They offer programs for nursing, dental hygiene, and other direct patient care fields.
buyer: Universal Technical Institute (:$388.41)
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a leading provider of transportation and technical training programs. UTI provides technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, CNC machinists and welders. "
target parent: Liberty Partners
target: Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges is a leading provider of healthcare education programs. Concorde is focused on preparing students for successful professions in the healthcare sector. The company offers diploma and degree programs across nursing, dental hygiene, and other direct patient care fields.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
0.3x
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3.8x
closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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$33
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Galileo Global Education, acquired AKAD University

synopsis: Galileo Global Education, an international provider of higher education, has acquired AKAD University from AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA. AKAD is Germany's oldest state-recognised private distance learning university and specialises in time- and location-independent distance learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education is an international provider of higher education with an offer that spans from applied arts, fashion, design and digital/Internet to business and medicine. The group is present in over 91 campuses in 13 countries around the world and has over 170,000 enrolled students. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: AKAD University
AKAD is the first private long-distance university in Germany and one of the largest providers of distance learning. It offers more than 80 part-time distance learning courses with Bachelor's, Master's and MBA degrees and more than 100 continuing education options.
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$51
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closed 2/17/2022 via PR Newswire

China Liberal Education Holdings Limited, acquired Wanwang Investment Limited

synopsis: China Liberal Education Holdings Limited, a China-based company that provides smart campus solutions and other educational services, has acquired Wanwang Investment Limited, the operator of an independent three-year college and a four-year college in China with a total student enrollment of over 4,200.
buyer: China Liberal Education Holdings Limited (CLEU:$3.91)
China Liberal, headquartered in Beijing, is an educational services provider in China. It provides a wide range of services, including those under sino-foreign jointly managed academic programs; overseas study consulting services; tailored job readiness training to graduating students; and more. "
target: Wanwang Investment Limited
Wanwang Investment Limited operates an independent three-year college and a four-year college through its subsidiaries, which were formed by a public school but operated as private schools.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired Code Republic

synopsis: Picsart, the world’s leading digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app worldwide, announced that it has acquired the learning platform Code Republic. Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
buyer: PicsArt
Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: Code Republic
Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
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announced 1/24/2022 via PR Newswire

Elite Education Group International Limited, will acquire EduGlobal College

synopsis: Elite Education Group International Limited, a provider of comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students interested in college and university programs in the US, Canada and the UK, is to acquire EduGlobal College, a private college located in the metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
buyer: Elite Education Group International Limited
Elite Education Group, through its subsidiaries Quest Holding International LLC and Highrim Holding International Limited, provides comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students interested in university and college degree programs in the US, Canada and the UK. "
target parent: Canada EduGlobal Holdings Inc.
target: EduGlobal College
EduGlobal College is a private college located in the metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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announced 1/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cedergrenska AB, will acquire Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB

synopsis: Cedergrenska, an education group based in Sweden, is acquiring Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB, an independent school that offers university preparatory and vocational preparation programs. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Växjö, Sweden.
buyer: Cedergrenska AB (OM:CEDER:$58.20)
Cedergrenska is an education group that conducts education of the highest quality for children and students from preschool to post-secondary education. Cedergrenska operates in Sweden. "
target: Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB
Växjö Fria Gymnasium AB is an independent school that offers university preparatory and vocational preparation programs. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Växjö, Sweden.
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$5.04
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

synopsis: EDH, a private higher education group controlled by Quilvest alongside IK and management, acquires ESEC. Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target parent: Hildegarde
target: ESEC SARL
Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. Located in the heart of Paris and recognized by the Ministry of Culture, ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
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announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

synopsis: Afya Participações is to acquire UNIGRANRIO, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
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: UNIGRANRIO
UNIGRANRIO is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
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$131
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$49
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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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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry Barnard School will be merged with The Providence Country Day School,

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

synopsis: Ardian, a world-leading French private equity house, has acquired a majority stake in AD Education alongside Kevin Guenegan, founder and CEO of the group, as well as the management team. Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$103 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts. AD Education covers four main sub-segments: Design & Graphical Arts, Media & Digital, Audiovisual, and Culture & Luxury.
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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 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

synopsis: GFH Financial Group (GFH) announced that it, alongside its strategic partners, has successfully completed the acquisition of AMA International University-Bahrain (AMAIUB), further building the Group’s local and regional education portfolio. AMAIUB has quickly grown to be a leading provider of higher education for local and regional students.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$266.02)
GFH is one of the most recognised financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: AMA International University
AMA International University-Bahrain offers undergraduate degree programmes namely: Bachelor of Sciences in Business Informatics, International Studies, Computer Science, Informatics Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering.
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$100
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announced 10/29/2020 via Company Press Release

American Public Education, Inc., will acquire Rasmussen College, Inc.

synopsis: American Public Education, Inc. – parent company of online learning provider American Public University System and on-ground, pre-licensure Hondros College of Nursing – will acquire Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College), a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving in the US.
buyer: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI:$297.69)
American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is a leading provider of higher learning dedicated to preparing students all over the world. APEI offers academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through Hondros College of Nursing. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Rasmussen College, Inc.
Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College) is a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving over 18,000 students at its 24 campuses across six states and online. Rasmussen is one of the largest providers of pre-licensure nursing programs in the United States.
price ($mm)
$329
rev ($mm)
$256
EBITDA ($mm)
$43
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.7x

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Ticker: TAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAL Education Group
TAL Education Group
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,340.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$372.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.75
Net Income ($mm)
$337.16
Employees
28637
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Ticker: TSE:4668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd.
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd.
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. owns and operates tutoring cram schools in Japan. Their schools offer inexpensive individual tutoring for self-motivated learning and supplementary studies for students with average scores. Meiko Network Japan has schools located in every prefecture in Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.29
EBIT ($mm)
$13.41
Net Income ($mm)
$6.01
Employees
814
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: OTCPK:AMBO.Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambow Education
Ambow Education
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2358
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Ticker: ASX:KME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kip McGrath Education Centres
Kip McGrath Education Centres
Kip McGrath Education Centres is a global tutoring franchise. Kip McGrath has a network of over 600 tutoring centres worldwide. Their centres offer a blended delivery of face to face and online tutoring in maths, reading, spelling, comprehension and English.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$14.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.45
Net Income ($mm)
$1.28
Employees
11
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Ticker: AIM:AEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AEC Education Plc
AEC Education Plc
AEC Education PLC offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region. Their programs attract students from Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Taiwan as well as Singapore and Malaysia.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
150
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4720
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johnan Academic Preparatory Institute, Inc.
Johnan Academic Preparatory Institute, Inc.
Based in Japan, Johnan Academic Preparatory Institute, Inc. manages advanced classes, including preparatory schools and individual guidance, as well as classrooms for infants, young children, and employment support schools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$65.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
387
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Ticker: LAUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,977.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.12
EBIT ($mm)
$278.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41000
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Ticker: COCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,480.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.40
EBIT ($mm)
$23.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12650
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Ticker: DV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adtalem Global Education Inc.
Adtalem Global Education Inc.
Adtalem Global Education Inc. is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,192.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$247.11
EBIT ($mm)
$180.45
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4426
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Ticker: ESI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: BOVESPA:CSED3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Committed to education since 1965, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has consolidated itself as the fourth largest teaching group in Brazil. Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional offers quality academic-professional training through 14 higher education institutions with recognized local brands.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$345.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.01
EBIT ($mm)
$43.36
Net Income ($mm)
$2.84
Employees
0
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Ticker: APEI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc. is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$297.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.91
EBIT ($mm)
$33.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$253.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.10
EBIT ($mm)
$21.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.90
EBIT ($mm)
$42.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.84
Employees
7100
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Ticker: SEHK:6169
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: BME:PRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.62
EBIT ($mm)
$24.32
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
1830
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VTRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitru Limited
Vitru Limited
Vitru is the leading pure distance learning education group in the postsecondary distance learning market in Brazil. Through its invested companies, Vitru provides a complete pedagogical ecosystem focused on hybrid distance learning experience for undergraduates and continuing education students.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$120.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.68
EBIT ($mm)
$14.90
Net Income ($mm)
$13.46
Employees
0
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