Like Canadian as a Second Language Institute

closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

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 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iBosses Corporation Limited, acquired Straits Institute Pte Ltd.

synopsis: iBosses Corporation Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 70% strategic interest in the share capital of Straits Institute Pte Ltd. Straits Institute's principal acivity is commercial schools offering higher education.
buyer: iBosses Corporation Limited (ASX:IB8:$0.85)
The iBosses Group is dedicated to inspiring and leading potential entrepreneurs in their pursuit of success through their individually-tailored training programmes. "
target: Straits Institute Pte Ltd.
Straits Institute Pte Ltd has been operating for more than 12 years. The principal activity is commercial schools offering higher education. Straits Institute started as Telelingua Eduational Centre Pte Ltd and developed into one of the biggest language training centre in Singapore.
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announced 1/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Study English In Canada, Inc.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Study English in Canada ("SEC"), a licensed English-as-a-second-language (ESL) school operator with campuses in Toronto and Vancouver.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Study English In Canada, Inc.
Study English in Canada is a prestigious English Preparation School. SEC offers highly tailored, results-driven programs at both its Toronto and Vancouver campuses. Its curriculum structure allows students to design personal, specialized schedules in order to reach their goals.
price ($mm)
$4.38
rev ($mm)
$9
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0.6x
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announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will purchase EF Kids & Teens from EF Education First AG

synopsis: Global investment firm Permira and EF Education First announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF Kids & Teens is a market leader in premium English language education.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
seller: EF Education First AG
The acquisition includes the EF Kids & Teens business from EF. EF Kids & Teens is a leader in premium English language education. EF Education First is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talisis, acquired Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.

synopsis: The Mexican learning and development platform company Talisis, has acquired Harmon Hall, the leading English Language company in Mexico. They use their own methodology to deliver English language education to all kinds of students.
buyer: Talisis
Headquartered in Mexico, Talisis is a platform for learning and developing skills. It optimizes the operation and academic focus of educational institutions and responds to the generational needs of knowledge and skills of the future. "
target: Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Harmon Hall is the leading English Language company in Mexico. They have developed their own methodology which is constantly evolving in order to always be at the forefront of language education. Their program strengthens speaking, reading and skills.
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$28
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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:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target parent: CIBT Education Group Inc.
target: KGIC Education Group
KGIC Education Group, Inc., a language school, provides English language learning programs in Canada. The company offers language enhancement programs, summer programs, and workshops.
price ($mm)
$9.01
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$24
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0.5x
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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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$14
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0.6x
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closed 7/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Noah Education, acquired Little New Star Education Group

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of interactive education content in China, announced the completion of its acquisition of 100% interest in Little New Star Education Group, a Changsha-based private education service provider that specializes in providing English language training for kids.
buyer: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of interactive education content in the People’s Republic of China. It offers interactive, multimedia learning materials primarily to complement prescribed textbooks used in China. "
target: Little New Star Education Group
Little New Star, founded in 1992, is a leading provider of kids' English language training in China, based in Changsha, Hunan province.
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$18
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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announced 1/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

UMeWorld Limited, will acquire Proud Kids

synopsis: Hong Kong education technology company UMeWorld Limited will acquire Proud Kids in an all-stock transaction. Based in Beijing, Proud Kids is a 1-on-4 online English language training startup catering to children aged 4-12 years old. Launched in March 2018, Proud Kids has delivered over 150,000 paid lessons using its 1-on-4 teaching model.
buyer: UMeWorld Limited (OTCPK:UMEW:$0.01)
UMeWorld is an educational technology company and a visionary player in the online educational landscape in China. UMFun, its K-12 flagship product, is a cloud-based assessment and learning analytics platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student's performance and needs. "
target: Proud Kids
Proud Kids is a leading online English education platform in China. The company connects native English-speaking tutors from the UK, North America, and South Africa and young learners between 4-12 years old, as well as partnering local English teachers with native English-speaking tutors.
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$1
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Scientific Learning Corporation, will acquire BrainMaps

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corp., a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Brain Maps Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire Shanghai-based BrainMaps, a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China.
buyer: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities. "
target: BrainMaps
BrainMaps is a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China. BrainMaps helps students ages 5-12 achieve fluency in English in as little as three years.
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Advantage Partners, acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.

synopsis: On May 31, 2017, funds served by Advantage Partners acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd., an educational services provider. Yaruki Switch Group operates several private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation within themselves to pursue their own path.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Yaruki Switch Group operates private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation to pursue their own path. The group’s formats include tutoring schools, childcare centers that teach English, elementary school entrance exams prep, sports classrooms, and more.
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$144
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closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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announced 9/6/2013 via Reuters

CookPad Inc., will acquire Coach United, Inc.

synopsis: CookPad, Inc. announced that it will acquire Coach United Inc., which owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: CookPad Inc. (TSE:2193:$73.92)
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. Currently being used by almost 80-90% of all Japanese women in their 20-30s, CookPad has become an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: Coach United, Inc.
Coach United, Inc. owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$10
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$1
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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 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
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$100
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closed 12/21/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Pearson plc, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Global Education & Technology Group, a provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments, has merged with international education and media company Pearson plc.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments.
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$286 [$149]
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$65
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$8
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2.3x
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18.4x
closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, will acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

synopsis: The LCI Education network (LCI), a network of post-secondary institutions, is acquiring The Art Institute of Vancouver, an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design and more.
buyer: LCI Education
Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. "
target parent: Education Management Corp.
target: The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 8/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., acquired ACG International Art Education

synopsis: ATA Inc. has completed the acquisition of Beijing Huanqiuyimeng Education Consultation Corp. (ACG). ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: ACG International Art Education
With 22 direct campus locations throughout China, ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
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announced 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Willamette University, will acquire Pacific Northwest College Of Art

synopsis: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will merge with Willamette University. PNCA will become part of Salem-based Willamette but will retain its name, faculty and current campus. Founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
buyer: Willamette University
Willamette University is a private liberal arts college in Salem, Ore. Willamette began offering the first college-level arts programs in the Northwest in 1860. The institution’s College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the studio arts, theater, music and art history. "
target: Pacific Northwest College Of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Delaware State University, will acquire Wesley College

synopsis: Delaware State University announced that it will acquire Wesley College, a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del., making Delaware State the first historically Black university to acquire an institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
buyer: Delaware State University
DSU (Delaware State University) enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of their heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. "
target: Wesley College
Wesley College is a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del. Founded in 1873 as a prep school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, education, business administration and environmental science.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Roosevelt University, acquired Robert Morris University Illinois

synopsis: Roosevelt University, an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university, has acquired Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU), a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU provides education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
buyer: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt University offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can develop their unique abilities and interests. "
target: Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) is a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
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announced 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerson College, will acquire Marlboro College

synopsis: Emerson College will acquire Marlboro College and Marlboro students will be admitted to Emerson. Emerson is located in Boston, while Marlboro is located in Vermont. Marlboro College is a private liberal arts college with about 200 students and 35 professors, located on a picturesque 400-acre campus in rural Vermont.
buyer: Emerson College
Emerson is internationally recognized as a premier institution of higher learning devoted to liberal arts, communication, and the arts, with campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, and The Netherlands, and degree-granting programs in Paris, Barcelona, and, beginning Fall 2020, Lugano, Switzerland "
target: Marlboro College
Marlboro College is a private liberal arts college in Marlboro, Vermont. They're a college of about 200 students and 35 professors, located on a picturesque 400-acre campus in rural Vermont.
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announced 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Henderson State University will be merged with Arkansas State University System,

synopsis: Henderson State University, a public university with a strong liberal arts heritage, will be merged with the Arkansas State University System, an organization that serves 22,238 students on campuses in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico, and globally online with a total operating budget of $285 million.
buyer: Arkansas State University System
The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,310 students in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico. The ASU System includes ASU, with an instructional site in Paragould and degree centers in Beebe, Mountain Home, Blytheville, Forrest City, and West Memphis. "
target: Henderson State University
Founded as a private institution in 1890, Henderson State University has a strong liberal arts heritage that is the base of more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, earning the university its status as Arkansas’s public liberal arts university.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Northeastern University, will acquire New College of the Humanities Limited

synopsis: Northeastern University in Boston plans to acquire the New College of the Humanities, a London-based institution with 210 students founded by the philosopher A. C. Grayling in 2012. NCH prides itself on offering an education that melds aspects of the Oxford tutorial system and the American liberal arts college.
buyer: Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university with a distinctive, experience-driven approach to education and discovery. The university is a leader in experiential learning, powered by the world’s most far-reaching cooperative education program. "
target: New College of the Humanities Limited
New College of the Humanities is a London-based institution with 210 students founded by the philosopher A. C. Grayling in 2012. NCH prides itself on offering an education that melds aspects of the Oxford tutorial system and the American liberal arts college.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

National Louis University, will acquire Kendall College

synopsis: National Louis University, a nonprofit, non-denominational University, will acquire Kendall College from Laureate Education, a network of higher education institutions. Kendall College is an institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education.
buyer: National Louis University
National Louis University (NLU) is a nonprofit, non-denominational University that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with career and professional development. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Kendall College
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education. The curriculum at Kendall College effectively prepares students to become leaders in their professions.
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$24
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Virginia College, will purchase certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Virginia College, an institution of higher education that belongs to the Education Corporation of America, will acquire certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC), an operator of colleges. The campuses in the deal include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Virginia College
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. "
seller parent: TA Associates
seller: Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
Certain campuses and other selected assets of Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC) include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute. VEC is an operator of private, accredited colleges.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Galileo Global Education, a post-secondary education group, will acquire three institutions from Laureate Education, Inc., the largest global network of higher education institutions. The institutions include Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Domus Academy, fine arts academies in Milan, and European University Cyprus, a university in Cyprus.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education is a post-secondary education group focused on providing students with access to higher education in the fields of applied arts, design, communication and management, in selected countries around the world. "
seller parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
seller: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Domus Academy are private fine arts academies in Milan. European University Cyprus is a leading fully comprehensive university in Cyprus. All three institutions belong to Laureate Education, Inc., the largest global network of higher education institutions.
price ($mm)
$269
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, will acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

synopsis: The LCI Education network (LCI), a network of post-secondary institutions, is acquiring The Art Institute of Vancouver, an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design and more.
buyer: LCI Education
Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. "
target parent: Education Management Corp.
target: The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

IDG-Everbright M&A Investment Fund, acquired Shanghai Film Art Academy

synopsis: IDG-Everbright M&A Investment Fund, an investment fund jointly launched by China Everbright Ltd. and IDG Capital Partners, has acquired a controlling stake in the Shanghai Film Art Academy, a full-day institute of higher education in film.
buyer: IDG-Everbright M&A Investment Fund
IDG-Everbright M&A Investment Fund, an investment fund jointly launched by China Everbright Ltd. and IDG Capital Partners, has RMB20 billion (US $3billion) in total targeted capital commitments to help mature Chinese companies grow and scale with a focus on cultural education and film entertainment."
target: Shanghai Film Art Academy
Founded in 2013, the Shanghai Film Art Academy is a full-day institute of higher education in the fine arts, recognised by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Shanghai Municipal Government.
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announced 3/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Eurazeo, will acquire Glion and Les Roches

synopsis: Eurazeo, one of Europe's leading investment companies, will acquire Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management from Laureate Education, the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions. Glion and Les Roches rank among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Glion and Les Roches
Glion and Les Roches rank among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for preparing students for an international career. Glion has a combined total of more than 2,000 students on its campuses, while Les Roches has more than 2,900 students combined on its campuses.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PE Hub

Sterling Partners, acquired Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

synopsis: Sterling Partners has acquired a majority stake in Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy (TFA), Chicago’s premier digital media arts college. TFA has gained national prominence for providing students real-world, hands-on projects using cutting-edge digital technology in a two-year, career-focused program.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target: Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago’s premier digital media arts college, offers a two-year, career-focused program leading to an associate degree in disciplines including Film & Broadcast, Game & Interactive Media, Recording Arts, Animation & Visual Effects and, most recently,
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closed 5/20/2009 via BNC Analysis

Dick Robinson, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: North Palm Beach philanthropist Dick Robinson has bought back the Connecticut School of Broadcasting he founded 45 years ago. Robinson, who hosts a weekly WXEL-FM radio show from his yacht Airwaves, said he paid about $1 million for the school he sold in 2006 to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse.
buyer: Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson, in addition to being a radio and TV personality, is President of Robinson Media, which has owned New England radio stations and Robinson Media Satellite Division. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 4/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, acquired Clemens College

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clemens College for approximately $2.8 million in cash, subject to customary post closing adjustments. Clemens College is a regionally accredited college offering associate programs in hospitality management.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
target: Clemens College
Clemens College, formerly known as the International College of Hospitality Management, offers accelerated Associate of Science Degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Management.
price ($mm)
$0.70
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closed 1/6/2010 via BNC Analysis

Significant Partners, LLC, acquired Crichton College

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Crichton College and SignificantPsychology, LLC announced that the sale of Crichton College to Significan has been completed.
buyer: Significant Partners, LLC
Significant Partners is a consultancy offering a unique global network of high-value relationships in the venture capital and private equity markets combined with marketing, sales, and business development expertise. "
target: Crichton College
Crichton College is a Christian liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and the joining of faith, rigorous academic inquiry, and action guided by a biblical worldview.
price ($mm)
$5.30
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closed 12/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services, acquired Briarwood College, Inc.

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Briarwood College. Briarwood is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and currently offers two Bachelor's degree programs and 31 Associate's degree programs to approximately 700 students.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
target: Briarwood College, Inc.
Briarwood College is a student-centered private institution that fosters and encourages a commitment to learning throughout their lives. The College is committed to the application of knowledge through a curriculum that is career and technically oriented with an emphasis on the liberal arts.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
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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Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
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Early Learning Services Limited
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