Like Missouri College

closed 9/9/2015 via Market Watch

Weston Education Group, acquired Missouri College

synopsis: Career Education Corporation announced that it has closed on an agreement transferring control of Missouri College, one of its Career College institutions, to Weston Education Group, an education operator providing career training for over 34 years.
buyer: Weston Education Group
Weston Education Group (WEG) has been providing career training programs to students for 34 years. WEG consists of 4 distance education schools which offer a variety of certificate and degree programs. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Missouri College
Missouri College has been offering quality career training for over 45 years. Missouri College offers programs in the fields of Business Administration, Healthcare, Dental Hygiene, and Massage Therapy.
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closed 7/6/2020 via PR Newswire

EDIC College, Inc. merged with Columbia Central University,

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-area investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, EDIC College, a Caguas Puerto Rico based health sciences college has merged with Columbia Central University ("CCU"). EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care.
buyer: Columbia Central University
Columbia Central University was founded in 1966, as Caguas City College. It is a non-sectarian, proprietary institution of higher education committed to an environment of academic excellence and quality services. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: EDIC College, Inc.
EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree and diploma programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care. With a solid academic background that combines theory and practice as a primary method of learning, EDIC is committed to preparing competent professionals.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

University of the Highlands and Islands, acquired Centre for Health Science

synopsis: The University of the Highlands and Islands, an educational institution that provides local access to learning and research relevant to their needs and to those of local employers, has acquired Centre for Health Science, an education institution that offers research, education, training, patient care, and business development in healthcare.
buyer: University of the Highlands and Islands
Based in the UK, University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) provides access to university education through a distinctive educational partnership of colleges and research institutions. UHI provides local access to learning and research relevant to their needs and to those of local employers. "
target parent: Highlands and Islands Enterprise
target: Centre for Health Science
Based in the UK, Centre for Health Science is an education institution that offers research, education, training, patient care, and business development in diabetes and cardiovascular science, proteomics, lipidomics, genetics, and immunology.
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$12
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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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closed 8/8/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Altas Partners LP, Baring Private Equity Asia, acquired St. George's University

synopsis: St. George’s University received an investment from Altas Partners and Baring Private Equity Asia. St. George’s is an independent, for-profit, international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Altas Partners LP
Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia with $5 billion under management. Toronto-based Altas Partners LP is a private equity firm with a long-term orientation, focused on investments of $75-million to $500-million. "
target: St. George's University
St. George’s University is an independent, for-profit, international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business.
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$750
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closed 7/3/2013 via PR Web

Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College,

synopsis: Dover Business College merged with Berkeley College, adding two locations, and clinical and certificate programs to the range of bachelor's and associate's degree programs offered by Berkeley College at seven other locations in New York and New Jersey and through Berkeley College Online.
buyer: Berkeley College
Established in 1931, Berkeley College is a coeducational college specializing in business. With six locations in New York and New Jersey, USA, and students from 29 states and 88 foreign countries, Berkeley is widely recognized for its academic excellence. "
target: Dover Business College
Dover Business College is a nationally-accredited private college with a 50-year history of teaching excellence and successfully preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, and information technology.
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closed 7/1/2013 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., acquired Faculdade Diferencial Integral

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced it has completed the acquisition of Faculdade Diferencial Integral, located in Piaui, Brazil. Facid currently serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Advanced Academics, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and several other educational institutions. "
target: Faculdade Diferencial Integral
Faculdade Diferencial Integral (Facid) is located in the state of Piaui, Brazil. Facid serves approximately 2,500 students at two campuses in the city of Teresina, and offers degree programs primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.
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closed 9/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Legacy Education LLC, acquired High Desert Medical College, Inc.

synopsis: Career educational institution Legacy Education has acquired High Desert Medical College, Inc. The medical training school prepares aspiring medical professionals for careers that include ultrasound technician, massage therapist, medical assistant and full and part time vocational nurse.
buyer: Legacy Education LLC
Legacy Education, LLC is a career institution situated on the leading edge of vocational private postsecondary institutions. Legacy develops progressive programs to serve both growing and emerging industries. "
target: High Desert Medical College, Inc.
High Desert Medical College, Inc. main campus is located in the heart of Lancaster, California, with a satellite campus in Bakersfield, California, offering students comprehensive training for today's fastest growing medical careers.
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closed 12/31/2009 via Company Press Release

Javelin Learning Systems, Inc., acquired MedTech College

synopsis: Excellere Partners, a middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, JTC Education Holdings, Inc, (“JTC”), has completed the purchase of MedTech College, LLC (“MedTech”). MedTech is a provider of allied health education, including registered and practical nursing.
buyer parent: Excellere Partners
buyer: Javelin Learning Systems, Inc.
Javelin Learning Systems, Inc. is a for-profit, postsecondary education institution located in Atlanta, GA. Javelin has established its reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of allied health education services. Javelin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JTC Education Holdings, Inc. "
target: MedTech College
MedTech College ("MTC") is the premier medical training college in the Midwest. In five short years, MTC has developed over 300 medical affiliations and relationships.
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closed 12/17/2009 via BNC Analysis

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired MedVance Institute

synopsis: MedVance Institute announced Education Affiliates Inc. has acquired MedVance from Generation Partners and other shareholders. MedVance is a national leader in medical and allied health-related career training.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target parent: Generation Partners
target: MedVance Institute
Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, MedVance provides Associate, Diploma and Certificate programs to recent high school graduates and adult students seeking education and training for positions in allied health.
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closed 3/2/2009 via Company Description

Excellere Partners, acquired Javelin Technical Training Center

synopsis: Excellere formed JTC Education Holdings, Inc. to acquire leading postsecondary education company Javelin Technical Training, a leading Atlanta-based allied health education provider.
buyer: Excellere Partners
Excellere is a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Denver, Colorado. Exceller aspires to build a differentiated private equity firm, one focused on the unique needs of emerging private companies with aspirations to build industry leadership and enduring value. "
target: Javelin Technical Training Center
Javelin Learning Systems, Inc. is a for-profit, postsecondary education institution located in Atlanta, GA. Javelin has established its reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of allied health education services. Javelin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JTC Education Holdings, Inc.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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closed 8/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.

synopsis: Apollo Global, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. has purchased a majority stake in Universidad Latinoamericana S.C., an accredited, private university based in Mexico City, from Carlyle Mexico Partners.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.
Founded in 1975, Universidad Latinoamericana is renowned for its dentistry, medicine and communications programs accredited by the Ministry of Public Education (Secretaría de Educación Publica, SEP) in Mexico.
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closed 9/18/2008 via BusinessWeek

DeVry Inc., acquired U.S. Education Corporation

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that it has completed its acquisition of U.S. Education, the parent organization of Apollo College and Western Career College, for $290 million in cash.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,052.00)
DeVry Inc., is the holding company for DeVry University, Ross University and Becker Conviser Professional Review. DeVry University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: U.S. Education Corporation
U.S. Education Corp's programs, offered through Apollo College and Western Career College, prepare students for careers in healthcare through certificate and associate degree programs. The company's colleges provide career-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.
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$290
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$140
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$26
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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 4/7/2007 via Company Press Release

Equinox Capital Inc., acquired Saba University School of Medicine

synopsis: Equinox Capital III, L.P. announced that it has completed the recapitalization of Saba University School of Medicine B.V. ("Saba"). Founded in 1986, Saba is a leading for-profit university that awards four-year graduate degrees in Doctors of Medicine (M.D.).
buyer: Equinox Capital Inc.
Equinox Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in making equity and equity-related investments in small and lower middle-market companies. The firm prefers to be a lead investor and acquire controlling interest in its portfolio companies. "
target: Saba University School of Medicine
SABA University School of Medicine provides a comprehensive basic and clinical medicine education program that produces physicians who are proficient to meet health care needs in the Netherlands-Antilles and other countries.
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closed 9/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Liberty Partners, acquired Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. announced that pursuant to a merger agreement with an affiliate of Liberty Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City, Concorde has become a privately held corporation, wholly owned by the Liberty affiliate.
buyer: Liberty Partners
Liberty specializes in middle-market private equity investments in manufacturing, business services, and education-related companies. Since its founding in 1992, the firm has committed over $1 billion to more than 45 investments. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. owns and operates proprietary, postsecondary institutions that offer career training in allied health programs at twelve campuses in seven states. Concorde serves the segment of population seeking to acquire a career-oriented education.
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$93
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closed 6/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Higher Education, acquired Southwest Health Career Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. today announced that its higher education division has acquired Southwest Health Career Institute, a post-secondary institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The acquisition marks Kaplan's first higher education school in the state and expands the company's campuses to 76 locations in 19 states.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves more than 75,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. and additional schools in Europe, Asia and Australia. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education, Kaplan University and Concord Law School. "
target: Southwest Health Career Institute
Southwest Health Career Institute was incorporated in July 1993 under the name “Dental Auxiliary Training Academy.” The school was originally located at 8400 Osuna Road NE in Northeast Albuquerque, and offered a Dental Assisting Certificate Program and Continuing Education for Dental Assistants. In
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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:$299.01)
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.
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$329
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closed 8/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba

synopsis: Afya, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB), a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$216.49)
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 from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba
Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB) is a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Market Watch

Weston Education Group, acquired Missouri College

synopsis: Career Education Corporation announced that it has closed on an agreement transferring control of Missouri College, one of its Career College institutions, to Weston Education Group, an education operator providing career training for over 34 years.
buyer: Weston Education Group
Weston Education Group (WEG) has been providing career training programs to students for 34 years. WEG consists of 4 distance education schools which offer a variety of certificate and degree programs. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Missouri College
Missouri College has been offering quality career training for over 45 years. Missouri College offers programs in the fields of Business Administration, Healthcare, Dental Hygiene, and Massage Therapy.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Market Watch

Weston Education Group, acquired Missouri College

synopsis: Career Education Corporation announced that it has closed on an agreement transferring control of Missouri College, one of its Career College institutions, to Weston Education Group, an education operator providing career training for over 34 years.
buyer: Weston Education Group
Weston Education Group (WEG) has been providing career training programs to students for 34 years. WEG consists of 4 distance education schools which offer a variety of certificate and degree programs. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Missouri College
Missouri College has been offering quality career training for over 45 years. Missouri College offers programs in the fields of Business Administration, Healthcare, Dental Hygiene, and Massage Therapy.
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closed 3/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc, acquired Pivotal Education Ltd

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world leader in crisis prevention and de-escalation training, announced that they have finalized the acquisition of UK-based Pivotal Education Ltd, an award-winning education consultancy and training company.
buyer: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI provides de-escalation & intervention training for people in the health, education, social care, mental health, & learning disability sectors. "
target: Pivotal Education Ltd
Pivotal Education Ltd is an education training consultancy working across the UK and internationally. They are the leading specialists in behavior and classroom management in the UK. Schools and colleges use the Pivotal approach to behavior management, a proven system that works in every classroom.
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closed 10/28/2015 via PR Newswire

China Europe International Business School, acquired Lorange Institute of Business Zurich

synopsis: The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) has bought the Lorange Institute in Zurich, a business school in Switzerland with modular and flexible Senior Executive Programs, through the Friends of CEIBS Foundation. This is being driven from CEIBS' European side to secure an operating base and global center for China-EU studies in Europe.
buyer: China Europe International Business School
The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) offers a unique combination of China Depth, Global Breadth, taking advantage of its position as a leading business school in Asia to train responsible leaders. CEIBS' vision is to link East and West in teaching, research, and business practice. "
target: Lorange Institute of Business Zurich
Located in Switzerland, the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich is unique with its high quality, modular and flexible Senior Executive Programs, including an Executive MBA and an Executive Master of Science with four areas of specialization: Shipping, Finance, Modern Marketing and Leadership.
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: BG Investments, a Sri Lankan-based investor, has acquired the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) from Ekuinas, a Malaysian private equity firm. APIIT Sri Lanka is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
buyer: BG Investments Ltd
BG Investments is a Sri Lankan-based investor with exposure in industries such as financial services, marine, education, and healthcare. "
target parent: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
target: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers Staffordshire University degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
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$3.55
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Trust Venture Partners, acquired Myanmar Institute of Business

synopsis: Trust Venture Partners (TVG), a professional financial advisory firm in Myanmar, has acquired the Myanmar Institute of Business (MIB), a leading business & finance school in Myanmar. MIB offers courses for banking, finance, investing, business management, and accounting.
buyer: Trust Venture Partners
Trust Venture Partners (TVG) is a professional financial advisory firm in Myanmar. TVG provides high quality financial advice to local and international companies. They offer services for group structuring, fundraising, M&A, joint venture structuring, valuation, project management, and more. "
target: Myanmar Institute of Business
Founded in 2015, the Myanmar Institute of Business (MIB) is a leading business & finance school in Myanmar. MIB offers courses for banking, finance, investing, business management, and accounting. MIB provides their students with the critical skills they need for the business world.
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announced 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Anvia Holdings, will acquire The Eagle Academy

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation announced that it has executed a term sheet to acquire Xamerg Pty Ltd, an Australian Vocational Education institution, trading under the brand Eagle Academy. The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is the world's integrated end to end service provider for blue collar workers by training, certification, placement services, entrepreneur services and provision of the blue collar services on demand for consumers and businesses around the world. "
target: The Eagle Academy
The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management. They currently have campuses in two states in Australia: Queensland and Victoria.
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announced 5/18/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aspen University, will acquire United States University

synopsis: Aspen Group, Inc., a post-secondary education company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United States University (USU), a regionally accredited for-profit university based in San Diego, California. USU offers bachelor and master level degree programs in nursing, education, health science, and business & management.
buyer: Aspen University (OTCBB:ASPU:$12.63)
Aspen University’s mission is to offer any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families. "
target: United States University
United States University (USU) is a regionally accredited, student-centered university that empowers every student to succeed. Based in San Diego, CA, USU offers bachelor and master level degree programs in nursing, education, health science, and business & management.
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iCollege Ltd., acquired Australian Capital College

synopsis: iCollege has bought Australian Capital College, a CRICOS accredited education institution based in ACT, Australia. Australian Capital College is a private college set up to facilitate international students' desire to study in Australia, with courses in English, Business Administration, and Leadership and Management.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege Limited is a vocational education and training organisation that provides both accredited and non-accredited training solutions to existing workers, job seekers and school leavers throughout Australia and abroad. "
target: Australian Capital College
Australian Capital College is a private college set up to facilitate international students' desire to study in Australia. They offer courses in English, Business Administration, and Leadership and Management.
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$0.18
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closed 8/31/2006 via BusinessWire

TechSkills LLC, acquired Boston University Corporate Education Center

synopsis: TechSkills, LLC has acquired the Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC) from Boston University, and completed a series of debt and equity financings in excess of $10 million, all of which culminated with the acquisition of BUCEC on August 21, 2006. BUCEC will continue to be based in Tyngsboro, MA and operate autonomously.
buyer: TechSkills LLC
TechSkills is a recognized innovator in education delivery, specializing in Information Technology, Health Services and Business Skills career training. The Company operates over 30 learning centers in 17 states using its unique Facilitated Learning Method. "
target parent: Boston University
target: Boston University Corporate Education Center
Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC) is a leading worldwide provider of project management, business process management, business analyst, PRINCE2(TM), leadership and information technology training and certificate programs for corporations and professionals.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Whiteboard, acquired CLiPLab

synopsis: The Whiteboard, a leading academy for training professionals in the field of clinical trials and drug development, has announced the acquisition of assets from CLiPLab, a training initiative from US-headquartered Cytel. The objective of CliPLab is to build a community of qualified and dynamic clinical trials and data science professionals.
buyer: The Whiteboard
India-based The Whiteboard is a leading academy for training professionals in the field of clinical trials and drug development. The objective of The Whiteboard is to build a community of qualified clinical trials and data science professionals by grooming young graduates and working professionals. "
target parent: Nordic Capital
target: CLiPLab
Based in India, CliPLab is a training initiative of Cytel, a renowned name for statistical software and services in clinical trials domain. The objective of CliPLab is to build a community of qualified and dynamic clinical trials and data science professionals.
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announced 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire DreambigCareer

synopsis: Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, will acquire a 75% stake in DreambigCareer, an online career coaching and pre-employment education company in China that provides 1-on-1 consultations to overseas Chinese students. DreambigCareer helps students obtain interviews, internships and job offers.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: DreambigCareer
DreambigCareer is a leading online career coaching and pre-employment education company in China that provides 1-on-1 consultations to overseas Chinese students. DreambigCareer helps students obtain interviews, internships and full-time job offers in multiple countries and regions.
price ($mm)
$30*
rev ($mm)
$8
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EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Galvanize, Inc., acquired Zipfian Academy

synopsis: Galvanize, a network of urban campuses aligning education, venture capital, and community, announced it acquired Zipfian Academy, the leading provider of industry-focused training in data science and engineering. The curriculum is focused on machine learning, statistical analysis, software engineering, and big data.
buyer: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a network of urban campuses that aligns education, venture capital, and community. Since launching its first campus in Denver in October 2012, Galvanize has expanded to San Francisco, California, and Boulder, Colorado. "
target: Zipfian Academy
Zipfian Academy is a training program for data science and engineering in San Francisco. The curriculum is focused on machine learning, statistical analysis, software engineering, and big data.
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closed 12/13/2012 via PR Newswire

The Fullbridge Program, acquired College Portfolio

synopsis: The Fullbridge Program announced an expansion of its support for college students in their transition to successful careers through its acquisition of College Portfolio. College Portfolio provides early career support, skills-development and a network of career guides and alumni mentors through its online courses.
buyer: The Fullbridge Program
Offering an accelerated high-end boot camp, Fullbridge enables students at top colleges and graduate schools to make a successful transition from high academic achievement to success in the global workplace in a range of careers. "
target: College Portfolio
College Portfolio provides early career support, skills-development and a network of career guides and alumni mentors through its online courses. College Portfolio goes beyond traditional learning environments to teach real skills needed to flourish in any career.
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announced 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Galvanize, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s preeminent tech-enabled education companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from a dynamic, unique technology ecosystem. Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education.
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$165
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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announced 7/30/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Apax Digital, will acquire MetaMetrics, Inc.

synopsis: MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile Framework® for Reading and Quantile Framework® for Mathematics, announced that the Apax Digital Fund, the technology-focused growth equity fund advised by global private equity advisory firm Apax Partners, will acquire the company from Pamlico Capital.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Apax Digital
Apax Digital advises the Apax Digital Fund, which specializes in growth equity and buyout investments in high-growth enterprise software, internet, and technology-enabled services companies worldwide. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®).
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Advancement Courses

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Advancement Courses
Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification. Their extensive curriculum includes over 150 graduate-level, self-paced courses in a broad range of subjects and available in both online and print-based formats.
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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:$299.01)
American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is a leading provider of higher learning dedicated to preparing students all over the world. APEI offers academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through Hondros College of Nursing. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Rasmussen College, Inc.
Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College) is a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving over 18,000 students at its 24 campuses across six states and online. Rasmussen is one of the largest providers of pre-licensure nursing programs in the United States.
price ($mm)
$329
rev ($mm)
$256
EBITDA ($mm)
$43
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.7x

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