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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Sapix Yozemi Group, acquired Best Teacher

synopsis: Sapix Yozemi Group has acquired Best Teacher. Best Teacher provides English conversation lesson services on the Web. It offers a website for Japanese students to create online text books with the help of teachers and work with English speakers to improve pronounciation.
buyer: Sapix Yozemi Group
Sapix Yozemi Group is a holding company for various education service businesses. Their primary holdings are in K-12 businesses in Japan. "
target: Best Teacher
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online.
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closed 8/1/2013 via Capital IQ

Rosetta Stone Inc., acquired Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Rosetta Stone Inc. has acquired leading education-technology company Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., whose innovative English reading products are used in over 14,000 schools and by more than one million students online.
buyer: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. "
target: Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.
Lexia Learn Systems provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning on foundational reading skills, and delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.
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$19
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closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corporation, the leader in evidence-based online reading and language software, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway. "
target: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning is a leading SaaS education company that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies. The company's Fast ForWord® programs cross-train foundational language and cognitive skills necessary for rapid English language development.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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$7.00*
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Imagine Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population. Imagine joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target parent: Sorenson Capital
target: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions to elementary students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Imagine Learning creates educational software that uses engaging, one-on-one instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 6/27/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Archipelago Learning, Inc., acquired Alloy Multimedia Inc.

synopsis: Archipelago Learning a leading subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of education products, announced that it has acquired Houston-based Alloy Multimedia, publisher of ESL ReadingSmart, an online, standards-based program for English language learners (ELL).
buyer: Archipelago Learning, Inc. (US:ARCL:$73.27)
Archipelago Learning is a leading subscription-based online education company. Archipelago provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessment and productivity tools that improve the performance of educators and students via proprietary Web-based platforms. "
target: Alloy Multimedia Inc.
Alloy Multimedia publishes ESL ReadingSmart, an online, standards-based program for English language learners targeted toward grades 4-12. The product offers individualized instruction to develop English language proficiency with emphasis on literacy and academic language development.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Squla, acquired WRTS.nl

synopsis: With the acquisition of WRTS, Squla becomes a player in the market for digital learning materials in secondary education. Squla, designer of educational games for children, takes over fellow industry partner WRTS from Young Capital. WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target parent: YoungCapital
target: WRTS.nl
WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education. For more than 10 years, WRTS has ensured that the students in the Netherlands can learn words and rows by heart with an online hearing program.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Weld North Holdings, acquired StudySync

synopsis: Weld North Education has acquired BookheadEd Learning. BookheadEd develops the award-winning StudySync, a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program for grades 6-12, and SyncBlasts, a cross-curricular, inquiry-based reading and writing solution to promote critical thinking and research skills.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: StudySync
BookheadEd develops dynamic, multimedia academic content including the award-winning StudySync, a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program for grades 6-12, and SyncBlasts, a cross-curricular, inquiry-based reading and writing solution to promote critical thinking and research skills.
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announced 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Rosetta Stone Inc., will acquire Tell Me More

synopsis: Rosetta Stone Inc, a leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, announced it has agreed to acquire Tell Me More S.A., a global language-learning software company with significant presence throughout Europe, including France and Spain, as well as in the U.S., Latin America and China.
buyer: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. "
target: Tell Me More
Tell Me More is a global language-learning software company with significant presence throughout Europe. It delivers an engaging learning experience that combines the most innovative content with the latest in learning theory and pedagogy while leveraging state of the art technology.
price ($mm)
$29
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announced 7/19/2021 via Company Press Release

DreamBox Learning, will acquire Reading Plus

synopsis: DreamBox Learning, the leading education technology provider that in 2006 pioneered intelligent adaptive learning, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12 designed to help students boost their literacy skills and reading confidence.
buyer: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. "
target: Reading Plus
Reading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency by 2.5 grade levels in a single school year. The adaptive literacy program develops fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fluentify, acquired Canguro English

synopsis: Fluentify, a London, UK-based online tutoring platform providing language training, acquired Canguro English, a Spanish language teaching company. Canguro English is a one-man company founded by Christian Saunders, an English teacher providing fluency lessons in English via Youtube.
buyer: Fluentify
Fluentify is a consolidated language training company with offices in London, Paris, Milan, Rome and Turin. The company is active in the long-distance learning sector through its innovating online tutoring platform for business English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. "
target: Canguro English
Canguro English is a Spanish language teaching company. Canguro English is a one-man company founded by Christian Saunders, an English teacher providing fluency lessons in English via Youtube.
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closed 1/30/2015 via Market Wire

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., acquired Urban Planet Mobile

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., an educational technology holding company, announced that it has acquired Urban Planet Media & Entertainment Corp., the operator of the Urban Planet Mobile education software platform, a mobile media company focused on creating high-value content and solutions in education, healthcare and literacy.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Urban Planet Mobile
Urban Planet Media & Entertainment Corp., a mobile education company, provides education and information products for delivery via mobile phones. The company specializes in literacy lessons for delivery to mobile phones.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

IELTS Material merged with GetMyUni,

synopsis: IELTS Material has merged with GetMyUni, one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. IELTS Material is one of the largest IELTS preparation platforms in the world. IELTS Material offers free study material to millions of IELTS learners to help them succeed in their endeavor to study overseas.
buyer: GetMyUni
GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information, data points, student ratings, reviews, forums, and a student connect platform. "
target: IELTS Material
IELTS Material is one of the largest IELTS preparation platforms in the world. IELTS Material serves 3.5M learners annually in more than 100 countries. The platform offers free study material to millions of IELTS learners to help them succeed in their endeavor to study overseas.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yanadoo Co.,Ltd will be merged with Kakao Kids,

synopsis: Kakao Kids and Yanadoo, a fast-growing English conversation training company, are merging. It is a transaction that is grabbing industry attention, as it combines a company specializing in adult education with one focused on kids. Yanadoo offers an English vocabulary app that is designed to help users learn new words in 10 minutes a day.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Kids
Kakao Kids Co., Ltd. is a global mobile service company that provides the premium kids platform 'Kakao Kids'. Kakao Kids serves the Americas, Europe, and Asia worldwide, and provides educational content including world-class educational content and famous animation. "
target: Yanadoo Co.,Ltd
Yanadoo is a fast-growing English conversation training company based in Seoul. Yanadoo offers an English vocabulary app that is designed to help users learn new words in 10 minutes a day.
price ($mm)
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$33
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closed 1/9/2007 via PR Newswire

ePALS Classroom Exchange merged with In2Books,

synopsis: In2Books and ePALS Classroom Exchange announce that they have merged. The combination brings together In2Books' research proven, literacy-based subject matter curriculum with ePALS's network of more than 120,000 collaborating classrooms and 7 million students in 191 countries.
buyer: In2Books
The In2Books Foundation provides an effective and convenient way to “think globally and act locally.” With the foundation’s assistance, community organizations can organize volunteers and bring the In2Books program into their schools and neighborhoods. "
target: ePALS Classroom Exchange
ePALS Classroom Exchange is internationally recognized as the leading provider of school-safe email and collaborative technology. The ePALS Global Network enables students and teachers from 191 countries worldwide to employ the Internet as the ultimate communication and cross-cultural learning tool.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,098.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Sapix Yozemi Group, acquired Best Teacher

synopsis: Sapix Yozemi Group has acquired Best Teacher. Best Teacher provides English conversation lesson services on the Web. It offers a website for Japanese students to create online text books with the help of teachers and work with English speakers to improve pronounciation.
buyer: Sapix Yozemi Group
Sapix Yozemi Group is a holding company for various education service businesses. Their primary holdings are in K-12 businesses in Japan. "
target: Best Teacher
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Sapix Yozemi Group, acquired Best Teacher

synopsis: Sapix Yozemi Group has acquired Best Teacher. Best Teacher provides English conversation lesson services on the Web. It offers a website for Japanese students to create online text books with the help of teachers and work with English speakers to improve pronounciation.
buyer: Sapix Yozemi Group
Sapix Yozemi Group is a holding company for various education service businesses. Their primary holdings are in K-12 businesses in Japan. "
target: Best Teacher
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired Obersee Bilingual School

synopsis: Cognita, a global educational group, has acquired a majority stake in Obersee Bilingual School (OBS), a German and English school in Sweden. OBS delivers high-quality bilingual education and care for children aged 3 months through to Upper School. Their students are educated in small classes by both native German and English teachers.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: Obersee Bilingual School
Obersee Bilingual School (OBS) is a German and English school in Sweden. OBS delivers high-quality bilingual education and care for children aged 3 months through to Upper School. Their students are educated in small classes by both native German and English teachers.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, acquired HeronBridge College

synopsis: Curro announced its plan to buy HeronBridge College in Fourways, Johannesburg. The 20-year old school offers an education from pre-primary to matric level, with high-school fees upwards of R112,000 a year. The school will be part of Curro’s “Select schools” group.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$211.14)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: HeronBridge College
HeronBridge College in Fourways, Johannesburg is a 20-year old school that offers an education from pre-primary to matric level. HeronBridge has a heart-led and intentional approach to schooling that focuses on nurturing and developing each child to grow and excel in their God-given talents.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

International Schools Partnership, acquired MILE School

synopsis: International Schools Partnership, a growing group of international schools, has acquired MILE School, a bilingual school in Italy. MILE offers a multicultural environment where students can become autonomous and responsible learners. They provide educational services for nursery, kindergarten, primary school, and lower secondary school.
buyer: International Schools Partnership
Based in the UK, International Schools Partnership was founded by a team of experienced school operators with both educational and commercial expertise, managing and providing education to 16,000 students in Pre-K-13 schools across Europe, North America, Central America and the Middle East. "
target: MILE School
MILE School is a bilingual school in Italy. MILE offers a multicultural environment where students can become autonomous and responsible learners. They provide educational services for nursery, kindergarten, primary school, and lower secondary school.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges, has acquired Camelot Education, a provider of trauma-informed education solutions partnering with public school districts in the United States.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot Education is a provider of trauma-informed education solutions partnering with public school districts in the United States. Camelot excels in engaging students in their education with programming and structures specifically created for diverse learners, enabling them to thrive in school.
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closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

International Schools Partnership, acquired Lynn-Rose School

synopsis: Lynn-Rose School has joined the International Schools Partnership. Lynn-Rose School offers an education to over 350 children and students from predominantly local families based in Mississauga City of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. The school one of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Continuum schools in the area.
buyer: International Schools Partnership
Based in the UK, International Schools Partnership was founded by a team of experienced school operators with both educational and commercial expertise, managing and providing education to 16,000 students in Pre-K-13 schools across Europe, North America, Central America and the Middle East. "
target: Lynn-Rose School
Lynn-Rose School offers an education to over 350 children and students from predominantly local families based in Mississauga City of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. The school one of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Continuum schools in the area.
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announced 11/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AcadeMedia AB, will acquire Swedish Education Group AB

synopsis: AcadeMedia will acquire Swedish Education Group AB. Swedish Education Group operate one compulsory school in Stockholm, one compulsory and upper secondary school in Stockholm for children with need of additional resources, and three upper secondary schools located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,436.32)
AcadeMedia creates opportunities for people to develop. Our 16,900 employees at our more than 660 preschools, primary schools, upper secondary schools and adult education have a common focus on quality and development. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Swedish Education Group AB
Swedish Education Group operate one compulsory school in Stockholm, one compulsory and upper secondary school in Stockholm for children with need of additional resources, and three upper secondary schools located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
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$21
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$41
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired Mirasur International School

synopsis: Cognita, a global educational group, has acquired Mirasur International School (MIS), a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: Mirasur International School
Mirasur International School (MIS) is a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
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closed 8/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Escola da Inteligência

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco Platform Limited has acquired Escola de Inteligência Cursos Educacionais, the leading solution in social-emotional learning (SEL) in Brazil. The acquisition will combine the leading company in cognitive solutions with the leader in social-emotional learning.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Escola da Inteligência
Brazil-based Escola da Inteligência provides an educational program focused on the development of social-emotional skills within the K-12 school environment. The main goals of the program are the self-management of emotions and developing skills to improve school performance and relationships.
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$88
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closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
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Al-Khaleej Training & Education, will purchase Portfolio of Schools from Alkhabeer Capital

synopsis: Riyadh-based training and education provider, Alkhaleej Training and Education agreed to acquire a portfolio of education companies owned by private funds managed by Alkhabeer. The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
buyer: Al-Khaleej Training & Education (SASE:4290:$230.30)
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more. "
seller: Alkhabeer Capital
The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., acquired Escola Autonomia

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Autonomia, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$15.56)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Escola Autonomia
Escola Autonomia is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
price ($mm)
$5.53
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announced 6/24/2020 via Bloomberg

Maple Leaf Educational Systems, will acquire Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. has agreed to acquire Canadian International School, one of the largest international schools in Singapore. Canadian International School, founded in 1990, has about 3,000 students in Singapore, representing more than 70 nationalities across two campuses.
buyer: Maple Leaf Educational Systems (SEHK:1317:$228.99)
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 104 schools from preschool to high school in more than 20 cities throughout China, three in Canada, one in Australia, and one in Malaysia serving over 43,500 students. "
target: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.
The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore provides an international education for students aged 2 to 18. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CIS offers all three programmes: IB Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
price ($mm)
$487
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Critique, acquired Escola Viva

synopsis: Critique, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Viva, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
buyer parent: Bahema Educação S.A.
buyer: Critique
Critique is a Brazilian education group. Critique provides early childhood to high school education services. The group is comprised of Escola Balão Vermelho, Colégio Mangabeiras, Escola Parque, Centro Educacional Viva, and Escola da Vila. "
target: Escola Viva
Escola Viva is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
price ($mm)
$9.51
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closed 2/10/2020 via Company Press Release

International Schools Partnership, acquired Colegio Internacional Aravaca

synopsis: Colegio Internacional Aravaca in Madrid, Spain has joined the International Schools Partnership. The Colegio Internacional Aravaca is a co-educational Primary and Secondary school with nearly 550 students from 2 to 18 years of age.
buyer: International Schools Partnership
Based in the UK, International Schools Partnership was founded by a team of experienced school operators with both educational and commercial expertise, managing and providing education to 16,000 students in Pre-K-13 schools across Europe, North America, Central America and the Middle East. "
target: Colegio Internacional Aravaca
The Colegio Internacional Aravaca is a co-educational Primary and Secondary school with nearly 550 students from 2 to 18 years of age. Based in Madrid, the school stands out not only for its strong academics, but also for the importance placed on fostering a holistic approach to school life.
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closed 1/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Colegio Joyfe

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L, an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Colegio Joyfe, a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Colegio Joyfe
Colegio Joyfe is a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years. Colegio Joyfe aims to help students enhance their talents and strengthen their leadership and social skills.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.4x
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, acquired The King’s School Linbro Park

synopsis: Curro, a company that acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa, has acquired The King’s School Linbro Park, a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$211.14)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: The King’s School Linbro Park
The King’s School Linbro Park is a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services. Their schools deliver excellent academic programmes, as well as extra mural programmes that cover a variety of sporting and cultural activities.
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closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ardenton Capital, acquired Pebbles Care

synopsis: Ardenton Capital Corporation, a global private equity corporation, has acquired Pebbles Care, a provider of residential care and education for young people across the UK. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
buyer: Ardenton Capital
Ardenton is a global private equity corporation focused on meaningful business partnerships and long term growth. Ardenton works strategically to nurture management teams and expand into new markets, growing small companies into lasting multi-national organizations. "
target: Pebbles Care
Pebbles Care is a provider of residential care and education for young people across the United Kingdom. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
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announced 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Kingdom Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire a 92.1% stake in Kingdom Schools Company from Kingdom Investment and Development Company, an investment company in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a kindergarten in Saudi Arabia.
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 parent: Kingdom Holding Company
target: Kingdom Schools
Kingdom Schools is a private school in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates separate boys` and girls` elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a mixed kindergarten. Their schools cater to over 4,000 students and aims to provide the best general education environment in the Arab world.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Al Enaya Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire Al Enaya Schools, a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. Al Enaya Schools offers primary, intermediate, and secondary education services. Their schools provides students with the education they need to become successful in life.
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: Al Enaya Schools
Al Enaya Schools is a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. Al Enaya Schools offers primary, intermediate, and secondary education services. Their schools provides students with the education they need to become successful in life.
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closed 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

inspirED, acquired King’s College Schools

synopsis: Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, is proud to welcome premier British schools group, King’s College, to their network. The King’s College group consists of ten leading schools around the world. King’s has provided children with a rigorous and broad British education since 1969.
buyer parent: Educas
buyer: inspirED
A definitive statement of excellence in private education, UK-based Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18. "
target: King’s College Schools
King’s College Schools group consists of ten leading schools around the world: six schools in Spain along with schools in England, Frankfurt, Latvia and Panama. King’s has provided children with a rigorous and broad British education since 1969.
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