Like First Class English

closed 6/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired First Class English

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired a majority stake in First Class, a leading English language provider in Colombia, which provides educational programs, test preparation, and exams for the corporate market in Colombia. With this acquisition, Kuepa increases its existing presence in the country.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: First Class English
First Class has provided counseling and preparation services for English language learning to corporate and institutional programs for more than 14 years in Colombia.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Intensive Business English S.R.L.

synopsis: Learnlight, the global B2B language and skills ed-tech platform backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, has acquired Intensive Business English (IBE), a leading Italian language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international organizations around the world. Learnlight uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed. "
target: Intensive Business English S.R.L.
Intensive Business English (IBE) is a leading language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
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closed 3/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Meten International Education Group merged with EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp., the world’s first special purpose acquisition company focused on investing in the education services and education technology industry, and Meten International Education Group, a leading English language training service provider in China, have successfully completed their previously announced merger transaction.
buyer: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. (EDTX:$0.00)
UK-based EdtechX Holdings is a public acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of a specialist edtech investment bank. EdtechX has built an industry-leading platform of education and training businesses through the targeted acquisition, consolidation, and development of companies. "
target: Meten International Education Group
Meten is a market leader in English Learning Training (ELT) in China, with a leading position in the adult ELT segment. Meten operates an omnichannel business comprising a nationwide network of learning centers under the brands Meten, ABC, and Likeshuo, the popular English digital tutoring platform.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

LearnShip Networks GmbH, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Learnship, the world's leading provider of online, face-to-face language training has acquired GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of digital language training. GlobalEnglish is a worldwide leader in providing digital business English communication training to corporate learners.
buyer parent: THI Investments GmbH
buyer: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship is based in Cologne, Germany with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (USA). The company provides online, face-to-face training in 14 languages for employees at international organizations in more than 75 countries. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that, on September 17, 2013, it has completed the acquisition of KGIC Language College Corp. ("KGIC"), an accredited and licensed English-as-a-second-language school, and KGIC Business College Corp.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target parent: CIBT Education Group Inc.
target: KGIC Education Group
KGIC Education Group, Inc., a language school, provides English language learning programs in Canada. The company offers language enhancement programs, summer programs, and workshops.
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$9.01
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$24
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 7/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired PT Efficient English Services

synopsis: Pearson plc, the London-based publisher of Penguin Books Ltd., spent $16.3 million for PT Efficient English Services, which operates Wall Street Institute in Indonesia, from Navis Capital Partners. PT Efficient English currently provides English-language training to more than 8,000 students in Indonesia.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: Navis Capital Partners
target: PT Efficient English Services
PT Efficient English Services, which operates Wall Street Institute in Indonesia, provides English-language training to more than 8,000 students.
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$16
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announced 5/25/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Pearson plc, will acquire GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of GlobalEnglish from its current ownership group for $90 million in cash. GlobalEnglish is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
Founded in 1997 in California, GlobalEnglish is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software. It serves more than 450 corporate customers, including 20% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies.
price ($mm)
$90
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$42
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closed 7/30/2010 via Wall Street Journal

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Carlyle Group said that it has sold English training business, the Wall Street Institute, to U.K.-based publisher Pearson PLC for $92 million. The Wall Street Institute's 340 franchised centers, together with its online tools, provide spoken English training in 25 regions across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street Institute, Inc.
Wall Street Institute is the premier source for English instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Utilizing both company–owned and franchised centers, Wall Street Institute has provided instruction to over 2 million students with a current enrollment of 160,000 people.
price ($mm)
$101
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closed 7/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Grupo Ahorro Corporación, acquired Vaughan Systems

synopsis: Vaughan Systems, Spain's leading on-site and multimedia English language training company, announced that Ahorro Corporacion has acquired a 55% stake through its private equity fund, AC Capital Premier II, managed by AC Desarrollo.
buyer: Grupo Ahorro Corporación
Ahorro Corporación is the Spanish savings banks' financial services group. It has been providing advisory and investment services to institutional customers and professional investors for over 30 years. "
target: Vaughan Systems
Vaughan Systems is a English language training company based in Spain. Vaughan Systems has three principal lines of business: on-site training, media and publishing, which cater traditionally to corporate and individual clients.
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closed 1/5/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc., acquired Language Key

synopsis: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Language Key Asia Ltd, a well-established business English and communication skills training holding company in Hong Kong, including its operational subsidiaries in Hong Kong and mainland China (collectively referred to as "Language Key").
buyer: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. (MKHD:$0.00)
Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. is an educational software development, sales and training company offering innovative and proprietary "real-time self learning" software products and teaching services for both corporate and direct consumer markets worldwide. "
target: Language Key
The Language Key is an established business English and communication skills training consultancy. The Language Key provides generic and tailored business English and communication skills courses and workshops to local and international companies.
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closed 3/15/2010 via PR Newswire

CIBT Education Group Inc., acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition KGIC Education Group of Vancouver, British Columbia. KGIC Education Group is one of the largest private English language training schools and business colleges in Canada with 7 campuses.
buyer parent: Capital Alliance Group Inc.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management and investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its subsidiaries include CIBT School of Business, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing), and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp. "
target: KGIC Education Group
With five campuses and 1500 full-time students, KGIC is one of the largest ESL & Business institutions in Canada. KGIC offers outstanding courses in English, Career development and Business; Teacher training diplomas; and Youth summer Programs.
price ($mm)
$4.68
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired West of England Language Services

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired West of England Language Services Limited, an international group of English language schools located in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: West of England Language Services
West of England Language Services offers general English language training for adults, as well as courses focused on specific language needs, such as business English, academic English and preparation for the International English Language Testing System and University of Cambridge exams.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
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announced 7/24/2007 via PR Newswire

Morgan Equities Group, Inc., will acquire Shenzhen Interactive Learning Center

synopsis: Morgan Equities Group, Inc. announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase 100% of Shenzhen Interactive Learning Center, a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in China.
buyer: Morgan Equities Group, Inc.
Morgan Equities Group, Inc. is a public company based in Fayetteville, TN. The company's mission is to maximize the company's value for its investors. The Company's common stock is currently traded over-the-counter on the NASD, symbol MRGG. "
target: Shenzhen Interactive Learning Center
The Shenzhen Interactive Language Center is an English and Mandarin training center devoted to true interactive teaching methods in the classroom. Their classes attach special importance to the use of Mandarin/ Chinese Language in everyday, real-life situations.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cricket Media, acquired Fluent City

synopsis: Cricket Media, the trusted children’s publisher and provider of global eLearning products, has acquired Fluent City, a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. The acquisition adds nine languages and several corporate training relationships to Cricket’s growing online learning suite.
buyer: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is a global education company providing high-quality print and online learning products. Cricket offers comprehensive educational content, solutions and collaborative learning experiences led by its award-winning children’s magazines and online language learning programs. "
target: Fluent City
Fluent City is a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. Its team uses the latest AI and natural language processing technology to provide hyper-relevant content and personalized, engaging lesson plans that help users get fluent faster.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Arenalingua Gmbh

synopsis: Learnlight, the global language, intercultural skills and soft skills training provider, has acquired arenalingua, a leading German language training company, as part of its European expansion strategy. The acquisition, backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and Learnlight’s management team.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language and soft skills training to blue chips and international institutions across the world, using a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed in a complex business environment. "
target: Arenalingua Gmbh
Arenalingua is a leading German language training company. Arenalingua offers Government-sponsored English language courses for employees in a blended learning format, German training for professionals in specialist areas such as medicine, healthcare or engineering.
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closed 6/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired First Class English

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired a majority stake in First Class, a leading English language provider in Colombia, which provides educational programs, test preparation, and exams for the corporate market in Colombia. With this acquisition, Kuepa increases its existing presence in the country.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: First Class English
First Class has provided counseling and preparation services for English language learning to corporate and institutional programs for more than 14 years in Colombia.
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closed 6/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired First Class English

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired a majority stake in First Class, a leading English language provider in Colombia, which provides educational programs, test preparation, and exams for the corporate market in Colombia. With this acquisition, Kuepa increases its existing presence in the country.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: First Class English
First Class has provided counseling and preparation services for English language learning to corporate and institutional programs for more than 14 years in Colombia.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired Cedumec

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired Cedumec, one of Latin America’s workforce development schools, which provides courses and other educational programs for adults in Mexico City. Cedumec provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: Cedumec
Cedumec is an institution with over 30 years of experience in providing quality education for adults. It provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
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closed 9/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

HCL Technologies Limited, acquired GUVI Inc.

synopsis: IT giant, HCL Group has acquired a majority stake in ed-tech platform Guvi. Through this acquisition, HCL plans to create skilled tech professionals in India and abroad. Guvi offers courses like Robotic process automation, Python with IIT certification, RPA design and development, Selenium Automation with Python, and more.
buyer: HCL Technologies Limited (NSEI:HCLTECH:$11,481.00)
India-based HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with leading technology solutions. HCL offers its services and products through three business units, IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS), and Products & Platforms (P&P). "
target: GUVI Inc.
Guvi is an ed-tech platform based in India. Guvi offers courses like Robotic process automation, Python with IIT certification, RPA design and development, Selenium Automation with Python, Game development using Pygame, C Programming, Building REST APIs using Net core, and more.
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closed 8/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Exampur

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Exampur, one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, and more.
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: Exampur
Exampur is one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, state exams, and more.
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closed 12/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Adda247, acquired Study IQ Education is Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Indian edtech firm Adda247 has acquired UPSC(Union Public Service Commission)-focused edtech platform Study IQ. Study IQ provides online smart courses for all government competitive job exams in India.
buyer: Adda247
Adda247 provides comprehensive online learning platform for aspirants of government job exams in India. Currently, they cater to various Bank Exams (SBI, RBI, IBPS etc), Staff Selection Commission Exams (SSC), Railways, Teaching exams & Defence Exams. "
target: Study IQ Education is Pvt Ltd
Study IQ provides online smart courses for all government competitive job exams in India. Study IQ has the best and time efficient study tutorials/video classes without use of internet connection from any part state district of India.
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$20
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closed 12/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Xenon Partners, acquired Treehouse

synopsis: Online code school Treehouse sold to Xenon Partners, a private equity firm that has a portfolio of a dozen technology brands including Integrate.io, UXPin, Packagecloud and TeamPassword. Treehouse has taught over 260,000 people how to code and design, and their goal is to create lasting, systemic change in tech.
buyer: Xenon Partners
Xenon acquires and operates early-stage B2B SaaS (Software as a Service) technology companies. Xenon provides its portfolio companies with deep operational expertise in growth marketing, sales and operations to scale to the next level. "
target: Treehouse
Treehouse was founded in 2011 with the purpose of making tech more accessible through affordable and engaging online tech education. Treehouse has taught over 260,000 people how to code and design, and their goal is to create lasting, systemic change in tech.
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closed 10/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Scaler, acquired Coding Minutes

synopsis: Scaler Academy, by InterviewBit, one of the fastest-growing tech upskilling startups, has acquired online learning platform Coding Minutes. Based in India, Coding Minutes was started with a mission to provide affordable & high-quality coding education for everyone.
buyer parent: InterviewBit
buyer: Scaler
Scaler Academy is an online tech-versity for the top 1% of software developers in the country. They offer an intensive six-month computer science course through live classes delivered by tech leaders and subject matter experts. "
target: Coding Minutes
Based in India, Coding Minutes was started with a mission to provide affordable & high-quality coding education for everyone. Coding Minutes has 50,000 plus beginner coders and has amassed 6 million minutes of watch time across their courses.
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$1.00
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Handa Ka Funda

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired Handa Ka Funda, a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a question database to help people pass their exams.
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: Handa Ka Funda
Handa Ka Funda is a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and various other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a huge question database to help people pass their exams.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

A2GK Investimentos, acquired Happy Code

synopsis: Rodrigo Santos, founder of Happy Code, announces its sale to A2GK Investimentos, a holding company owned by Willian Matos. Brazil-based Happy Code is a computer science educational platform for children and young people.
buyer: A2GK Investimentos
A2GK Investimentos is a holding company owned by Willian Matos. Willian Matos is a partner and Pro-Rector of the Unicesumar group, one of the ten largest private educational groups in Brazil. "
target: Happy Code
Brazil-based Happy Code is a computer science educational platform for children and young people. Happy Code was created in 2015 by technology and education entrepreneur, Rodrigo Santos, who was inspired by learning to program at the age of 16.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Capital A Investment Partners, acquired Kofschip Groep

synopsis: Investment company Capital A has taken over the Kofschip Groep educational automation company. Kofschip sells digital learning resources and IT solutions to educational institutions through seven distinct brands. These brands include Slim.nl, MBOwebshop.nl, VOwebshop.nl, Slimindeklas.nl, and more.
buyer: Capital A Investment Partners
Capital A invests in companies in the Netherlands and Belgium that have a strong growth outlook (whether autonomous or acquisitive). Their participations mainly consist of large minority or small majority stakes – they always emphasise partnership with their management teams. "
target: Kofschip Groep
Kofschip Groep, originally a family business, is a group of technology companies active in the Dutch educational market, formed around seven distinct brands. It serves approx. 1.2m students, 90k teachers, 40k teaching assistants and virtually all schools (600) in secondary and vocational education.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

NIIT Ltd, acquired Ilimi.in

synopsis: NIIT Limited has acquired Perceptron Learning Solutions Private Limited (Perceptron), a Bengaluru-based start-up. Established in 2014, Ilimi.in by Perceptron focuses on developing next generation learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$140.77)
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. "
target: Ilimi.in
Established in 2014, Ilimi.in by Perceptron focuses on developing next generation learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes. Perceptron has implemented its learning solutions in both adult learning and the primary education space.
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announced 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adapt IT Holdings Limited, will acquire Wisenet Information Systems

synopsis: Adapt IT is acquiring Australia’s Wisenet Group and Wisenet SG. Wisenet provides SaaS learning relationship management system to vocational training institutions. The Wisenet Group was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Melbourne, with regional offices in New Zealand and Singapore.
buyer: Adapt IT Holdings Limited (JSE:ADI:$94.00)
Based in South Africa, Adapt IT provides a variety of specialized turnkey IT solutions and services to the Education, Financial Services and Mining & Manufacturing sectors. Its services and solutions span the IT life-cycle from consulting and application design through to delivery and support. "
target: Wisenet Information Systems
Based in Australia, Wisenet provides a Software as a Service Learning Relationship Management System (Student Lifecycle Management and Compliance) to vocational training institutions called Registered Training Organisations.
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$3.83
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.05 [$0.15]
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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

TakeLessons, will acquire Chromatik

synopsis: TakeLessons, the leading online community for lifelong learning, announces they have entered into an agreement to acquire Chromatik, a leader in digital sheet music and music education.
buyer: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography. "
target: Chromatik
Long Beach-based Chromatik, founded in 2010, develops digital sheet music and apps for music education.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udacity, Inc., acquired Terminal

synopsis: Udacity acquired CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers. CloudLabs was behind Terminal.com, a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
buyer: Udacity, Inc.
Udacity, a pioneer in online education, is building "University by Silicon Valley"​, a new type of online university that teaches the actual programming skills that industry employers need today, and provides education at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional schools. "
target: Terminal
Terminal.com, by CloudLabs, is a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

iNeuron Intelligence Pvt. Ltd., acquired LearnCodeOnline

synopsis: iNeuron, India's leading affordable technology education EdTech company, has acquired a 100 percent stake in YouTube Influencer Hitesh Chaudhary's initiative 'Learn Code Online.' Based in India, LearnCodeOnline (LCO) is a platform to learn about programming and make projects with that knowledge.
buyer: iNeuron Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.
Founded by former E&Y and Panasonic alumnus Sudhanshu Kumar and Krish Naik, iNeuron is one of India's most affordable EdTech platform offering 230+ Courses across all technologies including state-of-the-art projects in emerging technologies like Data Science, Blockchain, IoT, AR/VR, and drones. "
target: LearnCodeOnline
Based in India, LearnCodeOnline (LCO) is a platform to learn about programming and make projects with that knowledge. LearnCodeOnline provides high quality courses at affordable prices, trusted by 300,000 students and professionals.
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closed 2/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., acquired Paradigm Education Solutions

synopsis: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, a proven leader in academic publishing, has acquired Paradigm Education Solutions, a provider of educational technology solutions. Paradigm offers print and digital learning solutions for computer technology, health careers, business technology and career development.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Their award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital. "
target: Paradigm Education Solutions
Paradigm Education Solutions is a provider of educational technology solutions. Paradigm offers print and digital learning solutions for computer technology, health careers, business technology and career development. Their courseware provides students with the career knowledge they need to succeed.
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closed 2/25/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Pearson plc, acquired Clutch Prep

synopsis: Pearson, an education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, has acquired Clutch Prep, an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Clutch Prep
Clutch Prep is an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

GetMyUni, acquired Avagmah

synopsis: GetMyUni, one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms, has acquired Avagmah, the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
buyer: GetMyUni
GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information, data points, student ratings, reviews, forums, and a student connect platform. "
target: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Minsheng Education Group, will purchase TCL Educational Web from TCL Corporation

synopsis: Chinese education services provider Minsheng Education Group is acquiring TCL Educational Web from TCL Technology, an affiliate of state-backed electronics maker TCL Corporation. TCL Educational Web offers online education in China.
buyer: Minsheng Education Group (SEHK:1569:$141.97)
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals. "
seller: TCL Corporation
The acquisition includes TCL Educational Web, which offers online education in China. TCL Corporation is a partially state-owned Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
price ($mm)
$61
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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Ticker: SASE:4290
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$230.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.22
EBIT ($mm)
$20.64
Net Income ($mm)
$15.07
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:6096
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RareJob Inc.
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$30.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.73
EBIT ($mm)
$1.24
Net Income ($mm)
$0.44
Employees
523
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Ticker: 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: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: ASX:AKG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academies Australasia Pty Limited
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$37.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.18
EBIT ($mm)
$5.53
Net Income ($mm)
$4.13
Employees
47
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$831.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($153.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5189
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$34.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.83
EBIT ($mm)
$3.90
Net Income ($mm)
$1.51
Employees
365
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Ticker: ASX:MSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSL Solutions
MSL Solutions
MSL Solutions is a global provider of SaaS solutions to the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors. MSL Solutions helps venues move their POS transactions from behind the counter to make ordering and payments faster. They offer solutions to golf clubs, pubs, stadiums, higher education and more.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$23.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.08
EBIT ($mm)
($0.10)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.55
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCNO:KAHOOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$42.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($18.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCL.ASX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadCloud
ReadCloud
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: OTCPK:SGLD.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shoal Games
Shoal Games
Shoal Games is the owner of the "Rooplay" EdTech games platform. Their pioneered curated games platform brings calm, structure and accountability for children and parents in the digital world. Using a subscription model, their active learning games are designed to inspire children to success.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: OM:ALBERT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert
Albert
Based in Sweden, Albert is the children's digital teacher that has helped over 275,000 families with homework via mobile devices. Albert's apps are aimed at younger (3-9 years) and older children (10-16 years) and include subjects such as Mathematics, Geography, Code and Reading & Writing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$7.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
40
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