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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Capsicum Culinary Studio

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired 100% of Capsicum Culinary Studio, a cooking school in South Africa. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa, and it is an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa. As an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs, they are committed to a strict code of ethics and embrace creativity and diversity.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Marie Claire, acquired Franck Thomas Institut

synopsis: The Marie Claire Group - holder of the reference titles in oenology (the study of wines) and gastronomy, La Revue du Vin de France and Cuisine et Vins de France - announces the acquisition of Franck Thomas Institut, a French leader in training in the professions of sommellerie and gastronomy.
buyer: Groupe Marie Claire
Created in 1937, the Marie Claire Group was the first true pioneer of publishing, creating weekly issues that brought the latest trends into the homes of French women, acting as the original internet for fashion and beauty. Marie Claire publishes 88 magazines and some fifty websites worldwide. "
target: Franck Thomas Institut
Franck Thomas Institut is a French provider of training for sommeliers and gastronomy professionals. The company was founded and developed by Franck Thomas - Best Sommelier of Europe. Franck Thomas Institut trains students in several cities in France.
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closed 12/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc., acquired Culinary Group

synopsis: Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc., a provider of vocational, training and technical education services, announced hereto that it has completed the acquisition of Culinary Tech Center LLC, Professional Culinary Institute LLC and Educational Training Institute, Inc. (collectively, the Culinary Group).
buyer: Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc.
Oak Tree was founded in July 2009 by Kinder Investments LP (one of the founders of Bridgepoint Education, Inc.), Anil Narang, and Joseph Bianco for the purpose of acquiring for-profit training and education companies. "
target: Culinary Group
The Culinary Group, (Culinary Tech Center LLC, Professional Culinary Institute LLC and Educational Training Institute, Inc.) offers comprehensive vocational programs with industry internships in Culinary Arts, Hotel Operations and Customer Service.
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closed 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Sommet Education, acquired Ducasse Education

synopsis: Eurazeo Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 51% stake in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary and pastry arts, by the hospitality education group, Sommet Education. Since its creation in 1999, Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Ducasse Education
Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise through a wide array of initial and professional development training programs, as well as courses for career changers. Ducasse Education welcomes over 800 students and 3,000 apprentices at its three campuses.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Summer Capital, acquired Swiss Education Group Ltd.

synopsis: Summer Capital, a leading Asia-based investment management firm, has acquired Swiss Education Group from Invision, a leading Swiss- and Germany-based investment firm. Swiss Education Group manages 5 schools in Switzerland. Their hotel management and culinary schools offer Bachelor degree, Postgraduate diploma and Master programmes.
buyer: Summer Capital
Summer Capital is a leading Asia-based investment management firm focused on global investment opportunities. The firm focuses on investing in companies related to education, hospitality, telecommunications, media, technology, healthcare, fintech, and logistics. "
target parent: Invision Private Equity AG
target: Swiss Education Group Ltd.
Swiss Education Group manages 5 schools in Switzerland. Their hotel management and culinary schools offer Bachelor degree, Postgraduate diploma and Master programmes. Their programmes combine academic learning with practical experience and are designed to meet the needs of hospitality employers.
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closed 1/21/2008 via BNC Analysis

Artist & Entertainment Group Ltd., acquired Australian College of Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Artist and Entertainment Group Limited completed the acquisition of Australian College of Entertainment on January 21, 2008.
buyer: Artist & Entertainment Group Ltd.
Artist & Entertainment Group Limited is engaged in the development and management of Australian artistic and entertainment talent across the film, television and commercial industries both locally and overseas. "
target: Australian College of Entertainment Ltd.
Australian College of Entertainment Ltd. teaches all the disciplines required in the film, television, theatre, and live performance entertainment industries. The company provides arts training for young people and adults; and vocational education services.
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$0.23
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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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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 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 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 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.
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closed 7/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Laureate Education, acquired Kendall College

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Kendall College, based in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall College, with approximately 1,500 students, is one of the leading culinary and hospitality institutions in the U.S.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: Kendall College
Kendall College, with approximately 1,500 students, is one of the leading culinary and hospitality institutions in the U.S. Founded in 1934, Kendall also offers degrees in business and early childhood education.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Capsicum Culinary Studio

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired 100% of Capsicum Culinary Studio, a cooking school in South Africa. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa, and it is an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa. As an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs, they are committed to a strict code of ethics and embrace creativity and diversity.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

ADvTECH Group, acquired Monash South Africa

synopsis: ADvTECH, Africa's largest private education group, has acquired Monash South Africa (MSA) from Monash University and Laureate Education. MSA is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group is a leader in quality education, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reported its performance in a segmental structure that reflects the performance of Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division. "
target parent: Monash University
target: Monash South Africa
Monash South Africa (MSA) is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
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$33
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

ADvTECH Group, acquired University of Africa

synopsis: ADVTECH Group, Africa's largest private education provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 51% stake in the University of Africa ("UoA”). A private distance-learning university based in Zambia, UoA has a rapidly growing student base from across the continent and an expanding portfolio of qualifications.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: University of Africa
The University of Africa (UoA) is a Private Open Distance-Learning Tertiary Institution with a rapidly growing student base and an expanding portfolio of study programmes and degrees being offered, which include Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration; Economics; Law; Marketing; and many more.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Capsicum Culinary Studio

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired 100% of Capsicum Culinary Studio, a cooking school in South Africa. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa, and it is an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa. As an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs, they are committed to a strict code of ethics and embrace creativity and diversity.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Oxbridge Academy

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired a 51% stake in Oxbridge Academy, a long-distance education institution based in South Africa. As an established private distance learning college, Oxbridge Academy gives students the opportunity to study a wide range of courses from home.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: Oxbridge Academy
As an established private distance learning college, Oxbridge Academy gives students the opportunity to study a wide range of courses from home, whether they are living in South Africa, or abroad. Their distance learning model makes it possible for students to gain job-relevant skills from home.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Capsicum Culinary Studio

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired 100% of Capsicum Culinary Studio, a cooking school in South Africa. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa, and it is an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa. As an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs, they are committed to a strict code of ethics and embrace creativity and diversity.
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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 3/13/2012 via Capital IQ

Benesse Corporation, acquired UP Inc.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings, Inc. has acquired 74.78% stake in UP Inc, provider of educational services in Nishinomiya, Japan.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

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

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

synopsis: Afya Participações is to acquire UNIGRANRIO, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: UNIGRANRIO
UNIGRANRIO is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
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$131
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announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

synopsis: Ardian, a world-leading French private equity house, has acquired a majority stake in AD Education alongside Kevin Guenegan, founder and CEO of the group, as well as the management team. Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$103 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts. AD Education covers four main sub-segments: Design & Graphical Arts, Media & Digital, Audiovisual, and Culture & Luxury.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Westcliff University formally announced the acquisition of Western State College of Law, now recognized as Western State College of Law at Westcliff University. As the oldest law school in Orange County, Calif., Western State is a highly regarded institution with graduates serving as successful trial lawyers, and top judges.
buyer: Westcliff University
Westcliff University is an innovative international higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the global business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, and STEM. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

synopsis: GFH Financial Group (GFH) announced that it, alongside its strategic partners, has successfully completed the acquisition of AMA International University-Bahrain (AMAIUB), further building the Group’s local and regional education portfolio. AMAIUB has quickly grown to be a leading provider of higher education for local and regional students.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$266.02)
GFH is one of the most recognised financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: AMA International University
AMA International University-Bahrain offers undergraduate degree programmes namely: Bachelor of Sciences in Business Informatics, International Studies, Computer Science, Informatics Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering.
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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
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$256
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$43
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

synopsis: Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman), a private higher education group in France, has acquired CREAD Institut, a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut offers courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CREAD Institut
CREAD Institut is a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut is managed by interior designers to train the interior designers of tomorrow. They offer courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire Unijuazeiro

synopsis: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP), a Brazilian education group, will acquire Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro), a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: Unijuazeiro
Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro) is a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro's mission is to provide students with the training and knowledge they need to improve their society. They offer courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
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$4.52
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$4
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

CAPZA, acquired IMF Business School

synopsis: CAPZA, a European private investment platform, has acquired a majority stake in IMF International Business School, an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals.
buyer: CAPZA
CAPZA is a European private investment platform. CAPZA offers financing solutions to small & mid cap companies at every stage of their development. With €3 billion of assets, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for investing in businesses at the service of investors in Europe and around the world."
target: IMF Business School
IMF Business School is an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals. They offer courses for engineering and technology, HR, marketing, economics, health, and more.
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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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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

synopsis: AD Education, an international network of higher education institutions, has acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW), a university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW) is a private, state-approved university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
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announced 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Tennessee, will acquire Martin Methodist College

synopsis: The University of Tennessee, a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee, is to acquire Martin Methodist College, a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years Martin was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
buyer: University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. "
target: Martin Methodist College
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years it was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

IONIS Education Group, acquired SUPINFO International University

synopsis: IONIS Education Group, the leading private higher education group in France, has acquired SUPINFO, a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking and more.
buyer: IONIS Education Group
IONIS Education Group is the leading private higher education group in France. IONIS Education Group has more than 25 schools and educational institutions across 20 French cities. Their schools offer courses for business, marketing, management, finance, IT, aeronautics, energy, biology and more. "
target: SUPINFO International University
SUPINFO is a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking, IT law, software development and more.
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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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