Like Smart Sitter Inc.

closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Poppins Corporation, acquired Smart Sitter Inc.

synopsis: Poppins, a leading provider of child care, acquired Smart Sitter from Internet media company Gree. Smart Sitter offers a program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers.
buyer: Poppins Corporation
Poppins is a leading provider of child care that offers nanny services, nursing care, early childhood education and childcare training. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Gree, Inc.
target: Smart Sitter Inc.
Smart Sitter offers an online program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, acquired Sittercity

synopsis: Bright Horizons has acquired Sittercity, a leading online marketplace for families and caregivers. The acquisition enhances Bright Horizons’ current portfolio of family-focused solutions and extends its capabilities to serve families and clients with flexible care options, including babysitters and in-person or virtual tutors.
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,832.29)
Bright Horizons is a leading global provider of high-quality child care and early education, back-up care, and workplace education services. The company partners with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. "
target: Sittercity
Sittercity is a leading online marketplace for families and caregivers. Sittercity pioneered tech-enabled child care in 2001 and has built a platform that radically simplifies the way people find, book, and pay for trusted care.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Babierge, Inc., acquired Rent Baby Equipment

synopsis: Babierge, the leading baby gear rental service and branded multi-sided marketplace, announced its acquisition of the leading baby gear rental directory, Rent Baby Equipment. Rent Baby Equipment makes it easy to find all the gear parents need no matter where they are traveling to in the United States.
buyer: Babierge, Inc.
Babierge is the leading baby gear rental service and marketplace serving over 8,000 families in more than 170 markets in the US and Canada. The company helps families "Pack Light and Travel Far" by delivering and setting-up exceptionally clean, quality baby gear at their hotel or vacation rental. "
target: Rent Baby Equipment
Rent Baby Equipment is a leading baby gear rental directory in the United States. Rent Baby Equipment makes it easy to find all the gear parents need no matter where they are traveling to in the United States.
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closed 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Sittercity.com, acquired Sitters.com

synopsis: Sittercity.com, America's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with local, quality in-home caregivers, announced the acquisition of the Sitters.com website.
buyer: Sittercity.com
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's largest and most trusted online source for babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. "
target: Sitters.com
Sitters.com is the third-largest in-home care website and has developed a significant sitter and parent network throughout its almost 10 year history.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

Sittercity.com, acquired Callforsitters.com

synopsis: The nation's largest and most trusted online source for caregivers, Sittercity.com, announced today that it acquired the assets of online babysitting source Callforsitters.com. Sittercity.com and Callforsitters.com have been two pivotal sites in growing the online caregiving industry, which Sittercity.com initiated in 2001.
buyer: Sittercity.com
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's most trustworthy source for child care and pet care, dedicated to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. "
target: Callforsitters.com
CallforSitters.com is a site that connects babysitters and parents. It has nearly 100,000 users.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Yoopies, SAS, acquired Findababysitter.com

synopsis: Yoopies concluded the acquisition of its English rival Findababysitter.com. Findababysitter.com is the UK's only childcare search site with background checks and parent references. They provide a quick and easy way for parents to find local childcare online.
buyer: Yoopies, SAS
Launched in 2011 by Jessica Cymerman and Benjamin Suchar, Yoopies has developed a platform that connects parents and childcare professionals. However, the company is not restricted to childcare and offers other home-based services, such as school support and help for the elderly. "
target: Findababysitter.com
Findababysitter.com is the UK's only childcare search site with background checks and parent references. They provide a quick and easy way for parents to find local childcare online.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Care Sourcer Ltd, acquired Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited

synopsis: Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer has bought social care consumer websites Good Care Guide and Care Home Advisor from healthcare intelligence provider LaingBuisson. Care Sourcer is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help people find the right care home for their needs.
buyer: Care Sourcer Ltd
Care Sourcer - dubbed 'the Rightmove of care' - is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Sourcer was founded in Edinburgh in 2016 by Parfery and Andrew McGinley. "
target parent: Laing & Buisson
target: Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited
Good Care Guide is a leading website to find, rate and review care for older people (as well as childcare) in care homes and those looking for care at home across England, Scotland and Wales. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help find the right care home for their needs.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Mom2Mom, acquired ParaBebes.com

synopsis: Mom2Mom - the platform that puts mothers in contact with other mothers to offer or get help for their children - has agreed to acquire the Spanish online portal ParaBebes.com. ParaBebes.com is a site aimed at parents and professionals in the field of childhood and motherhood in which they can exchange information, knowledge and opinions.
buyer: Mom2Mom
Mom2Mom is a social network that reinvents the current system of nanny services by connecting mothers interested in caring for children in exchange of time or money. Mom2Mom is a platform that geo-locates mothers who offer or look for babysitting services through a simple, practical and free app. "
target parent: Grupo Intercom S.A
target: ParaBebes.com
ParaBebes.com is a site aimed at parents and professionals in the field of childhood and motherhood in which they can exchange information, knowledge and opinions based on their own experience. They have created a directory of children's services and a guide of children's and maternity stores.
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closed 8/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics, acquired ParentClick Inc.

synopsis: Local business Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics has partnered with Santa Barbara family Robert and Tammy Ball to acquire ParentClick Inc. ParentClick.com has been a staple in the Santa Barbara community since 2004. Its purpose is to have a one-stop, web-based research portal for families to find resources for their children.
buyer: Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics
Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics is a respected orthodontic care provider dedicated to creating beautiful, confident smiles in Santa Barbara, Goleta, California and the surrounding areas. "
target: ParentClick Inc.
ParentClick.com has been a staple in the Santa Barbara community since 2004. Its purpose is to have a one-stop, web-based research portal for families to find resources for their children.
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closed 6/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fanfinders Ltd, acquired The Best for Baby

synopsis: FanFinders, a London, UK-based performance marketing and consumer intelligence company in the parenting industry, has acquired The Best for Baby, a UK-based independent review website for baby brands. The Best for Baby provides reviews and ratings for nappies, car seats, baby toys, and more.
buyer: Fanfinders Ltd
FanFinders is a UK-based performance marketing and consumer insight company that connects brands with parents. FanFinders puts promotional offers and content from leading brands in front of millions of members through their Your Baby Club network. "
target: The Best for Baby
The Best for Baby is a UK-based independent review website for baby brands. The Best for Baby is dedicated to providing parents with the information they need to make important product choices for their baby. Their platform provides reviews and ratings for nappies, car seats, baby toys, and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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announced 9/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire Sendyou Inc.

synopsis: Sendyou Inc. is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to transfer all issued shares to Itokuro. Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: Sendyou Inc.
Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations, such as restaurants, and parks. Sendyou's Kodomo Booster is a portal to compare children's classes.
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$6.58
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closed 7/23/2013 via PR Web

Longhorn Leads, LLC, acquired KidMondo

synopsis: Longhorn Leads LLC has announced the acquisition of KidMondo, the premiere online baby journal that provides parents and caregivers with the tools they need to chronicle their child’s lives and share it with friends and family in a safe environment. KidMondo allows parents to effortlessly update their child’s journal online.
buyer: Longhorn Leads, LLC
Longhorn Leads is the parent company of Morningside Nannies, a Texas-based nanny placement agency, as well as a diverse portfolio of nanny related websites including eNannySource.com, GoNannies.com, NannyPro.com, NannyClassifieds.com, 4Nannies.com, NationalNannies.com and NannyBackgroundCheck.com. "
target: KidMondo
Kidmondo is a comprehensive personalized online baby journal that provides parents and caregivers with all the tools they need to chronicle their child’s life and share it with friends and family in a safe environment.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

SeverGroup, acquired Tolko Sprosit

synopsis: SeverGroup, a Russian private investment company, has acquired Tolko Sprosit from Doc+, a Russian provider of telemedicine and home doctor services. Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia that provides answers to general health questions. The blog also talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors, and parenting.
buyer: SeverGroup
SeverGroup is a Russian private investment company founded in 1993 and includes ZAO "Severgroup" and OOO "Capital". The Group makes long-term investments and manages the assets in behalf of Alexey Mordashov. "
target parent: Doc+
target: Tolko Sprosit
Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia. Tolko Sprosit provides answers to general health questions through their About Health section. Their About Hospitals section talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors; and their About Children section talks about parenting.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Wondercity SARL

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media continues its development through the acquisition of Wondercity, the digital mums newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities, created in 2012 by Anne-Laure Corrot and Maia Tabo-Birn.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Wondercity SARL
Wondercity is the digital newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities. Every week in France, close to one in every 10 mothers with children under 12 receive recommendations for activities and outings for the weekend and the school holidays from Wondercity.
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closed 4/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

TargetVideo, acquired Hallo:Eltern

synopsis: TargetVideo, the video and digital specialist from Munich, has purchased Hallo:Eltern. The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
buyer: TargetVideo
TargetVideo is an innovative and fast growing media company and by now one of the leading video publishers in Germany. They create, distribute and license video content within an editorial context throughout all digital channels. At the same time they develop and operate strong editorial websites. "
target: Hallo:Eltern
The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Poppins Corporation, acquired Smart Sitter Inc.

synopsis: Poppins, a leading provider of child care, acquired Smart Sitter from Internet media company Gree. Smart Sitter offers a program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers.
buyer: Poppins Corporation
Poppins is a leading provider of child care that offers nanny services, nursing care, early childhood education and childcare training. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Gree, Inc.
target: Smart Sitter Inc.
Smart Sitter offers an online program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Poppins Corporation, acquired Smart Sitter Inc.

synopsis: Poppins, a leading provider of child care, acquired Smart Sitter from Internet media company Gree. Smart Sitter offers a program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers.
buyer: Poppins Corporation
Poppins is a leading provider of child care that offers nanny services, nursing care, early childhood education and childcare training. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Gree, Inc.
target: Smart Sitter Inc.
Smart Sitter offers an online program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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announced 8/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Georgia Capital PLC, will acquire Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC

synopsis: Georgia Capital PLC is to acquire Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC, an educational institution that offers three-level teaching. Currently, the school provides education to 450 learners from 1st to 12th grade, and offers distance learning and pre-school education. They are based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
buyer: Georgia Capital PLC (LSE:CGEO:$391.19)
Georgia Capital is an investment and holding company of a diversified group focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia. They seek to capture growth in these sectors: renewable energy, P&C insurance, real estate, water utility, healthcare, auto services, education, & retail banking."
target: Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC
Georgian-Austrian School Pesvebi LLC is an educational institution that offers three-level teaching. Currently, the school provides education to 450 learners from 1st to 12th grade, and offers distance learning and pre-school education. They are based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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closed 4/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Learning Care Group, Inc., acquired Young School

synopsis: Learning Care Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of Young School, six preschools serving families in Maryland in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and childcare provider in North America.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group is a leader in early childhood education, with more than 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., the company is the second largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America. "
target: Young School
Young School is a daycare group that aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning by providing a thoughtful, nurturing environment for children that fosters creativity, independence and social confidence in a dynamic, joyful setting that is respectful of each child’s needs and individuality.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Schools, acquired The Academy Early Childhood Education Center

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, one of the nation’s fastest-growing education management companies, has acquired The Academy Early Childhood Education Center, which was established in 1994 and now currently operates two facilities in Arvada and Westminster, Colorado. They offer schooling for toddlers to age 12.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools owns and operates 51 private preschool to 12th grade schools in the US. The company has schools in 12 states that operate under 27 different local brands and include 16 Montessori schools. Endeavor provides their schools with robust tools and resources to help them thrive. "
target: The Academy Early Childhood Education Center
The Academy Early Childhood Education Center was established in 1994 and now currently operates two facilities in Arvada and Westminster, Colorado. They offer schooling for toddlers to age 12.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Schools, acquired Parker Landing Child Development Center

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, one of the nation’s fastest-growing education management companies, has acquired The Parker Landing Child Development Center, a school for children from infant age to preschoolers. Parker Landing’s excellent program includes a focus on all aspects of a child’s growth, including intellectual, physical and social development.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools owns and operates 51 private preschool to 12th grade schools in the US. The company has schools in 12 states that operate under 27 different local brands and include 16 Montessori schools. Endeavor provides their schools with robust tools and resources to help them thrive. "
target: Parker Landing Child Development Center
The Parker Landing Child Development Center is a school for children from infant age to preschoolers. Parker Landing’s excellent program includes a focus on all aspects of a child’s growth, including intellectual, physical and social development.
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closed 1/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Learning Care Group, Inc., acquired U-Gro Learning Centers

synopsis: Learning Care Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of U-GRO Learning Centres, 14 preschools serving families in Central Pennsylvania in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and childcare provider in North America.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group is a leader in early childhood education, with more than 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., the company is the second largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America. "
target: U-Gro Learning Centers
U-GRO Learning Centres consists of 14 preschools serving families in Central Pennsylvania in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties. At U-GRO, the educational experience combines the best of a structured, age-appropriate program with self-direction, exploration and play.
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SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie, will acquire Dawnwood Education Group

synopsis: SDM School of Jazz and Ballet, a Hong Kong Professional Dance School that provides various dancing courses, will acquire Dawnwood Education Group, an education startup that aims to re-think Chinese pre-school education.
buyer: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SEHK:8363:$24.52)
SDM School of Jazz and Ballet, Hong Kong Professional Dance School, provides various dancing courses. SDM, a symbol of Smile Dance Memory, aims to let children learn professional dance through a series of dance courses, and on the other hand, through dance to cultivate children's positive thoughts. "
target: Dawnwood Education Group
Dawnwood is an education startup that aims to re-think Chinese pre-school education, starting from the bottom up. They will be the first kindergarten in China to present a ‘modernised’ approach to the Reggio Emilia philosophy, integrating its child-led learning into Chinese community culture.
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Abby and Marcus Litting, acquired Kiddie Winks Day Care Nursery Ltd

synopsis: Formerly known as Kiddiewinks, the newly-renamed Beeches Park Children’s Day Nursery has been acquired by Abby and Marcus Litting, the owners of The Old Forge Children’s Day Nursery, based in Findern, South Derbyshire.
buyer: Abby and Marcus Litting
Abby and Marcus Litting are the owners of The Old Forge Children’s Day Nursery, based in Findern, South Derbyshire. "
target: Kiddie Winks Day Care Nursery Ltd
Kiddie Winks Day Care Centre Nursery & Pre-School, now Beeches Park Children’s Day Nursery, is a nursery and pre-school located in Burton-upon-Trent, UK that provides childcare and education for babies aged 0 – 12 months and children aged 1 to 12 years.
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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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Sunny Days Nurseries, acquired TE Childcare Ltd

synopsis: Sunny Days Nurseries, a provider of childcare services in the UK, has acquired TE Childcare, an operator of preschools in the UK. TE Childcare operates the Hoppers and Sparkling Stars preschools. Their preschools provide a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for children aged 2-4 years old.
buyer: Sunny Days Nurseries
Sunny Days Nurseries is a provider of childcare services in the UK. Sunny Days operates two day nurseries in the Dorset. Their nurseries provide exceptional childcare in an environment that inspires learning and development through fun and play. "
target: TE Childcare Ltd
TE Childcare is an operator of preschools in the UK. TE Childcare operates the Hoppers and Sparkling Stars preschools. Their preschools provide a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for children aged 2-4 years old. They offer a variety of areas and activities for children to play in.
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OEL (Holdings) Limited, will acquire Discovery Kidz Preschool Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: OEL (Holdings) Limited, an investment holding company with businesses mainly in property management, is to acquire Discovery Kidz Preschool Pte. Ltd., a preschool based in Singapore.
buyer: OEL (Holdings) Limited (Catalist:584:$0.15)
OEL (Holdings) Limited is an investment holding company with businesses mainly in property management. OEL was established in Singapore in 1984 and is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. "
target: Discovery Kidz Preschool Pte. Ltd.
Discovery Kidz Preschool Pte. Ltd. operates as a preschool that provides educational services. The company is based in Singapore.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BusinessWire

Higher Ground Education, acquired CozyKin

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: CozyKin
CozyKin, now known as Guidepost at Home, is the go-to nanny sharing platform for new and expectant parents looking to combine the personalized care and convenience of a nanny combined with the program quality of early education.
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closed 3/5/2020 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a growing family of private schools, has acquired Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center, one of the commonwealth’s top private schools for preschool and kindergarten education. Kiddie Country provides a complete, happy, and safe learning environment that meets the needs of the families they serve.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools owns and operates 51 private preschool to 12th grade schools in the US. The company has schools in 12 states that operate under 27 different local brands and include 16 Montessori schools. Endeavor provides their schools with robust tools and resources to help them thrive. "
target: Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center
Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center is one of the commonwealth’s top private schools for preschool and kindergarten education. Kiddie Country provides a complete, happy, and safe learning environment that meets the needs of the families they serve.
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announced 2/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Morgan Stanley
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 225 private preschools across the country. Cadence has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.
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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 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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announced 10/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., will acquire Brazilian International School

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education Group, will acquire a 60% stake in Brazilian International School (BIS), a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
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: Brazilian International School
Brazilian International School (BIS) is a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
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closed 9/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Global investment firm KKR has acquired majority stake in EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd. from the existing investor consortium led by Gaja Capital. EuroKids International is a company in the education space in India which has its presence in education in preschooling, the K-12 sector, and online learning.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Gaja Capital Partners
target: EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd
EuroKids International is a company in the education space in India which has its presence in education in preschooling, the K-12 sector, and online learning. EuroKids preschools specialize in early childhood education and preschool programs, with a curriculum and special learning initiatives.
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announced 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Georgia Capital PLC, will acquire Green School LLC

synopsis: Georgia Capital PLC, an investment and holding company focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia, will acquire an 80% stake in Green School LLC, a leading private elementary school in Georgia. Green School provides high quality, affordable education through well-regarded teaching practices and great school facilities.
buyer: Georgia Capital PLC (LSE:CGEO:$391.19)
Georgia Capital is an investment and holding company of a diversified group focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia. They seek to capture growth in these sectors: renewable energy, P&C insurance, real estate, water utility, healthcare, auto services, education, & retail banking."
target: Green School LLC
Green School is a leading private elementary school in Georgia. Green School provides high quality, affordable education through well-regarded teaching practices and great school facilities. Green School also operates a preschool center that prepares children for the first grade.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd, will purchase Education Business from Paramount Corporation Berhad

synopsis: Paramount Corp Bhd is to divest its controlling stake in its K-12 education business to Two Horses Capital. Paramount's K-12 education businesses are composed of the Sri KDU and REAL national and international schools, REAL Kids pre-schools, and Cambridge English for Life (CEFL) enrichment centres.
buyer: Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd
Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd (THC) is a Malaysian investment company helmed by TPG Capital Asia senior advisor Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz and TPG Capital Asia managing partner Ganen Sarvnanthan. "
seller: Paramount Corporation Berhad
Paramount's K-12 education businesses are composed of the Sri KDU and REAL national and international schools, REAL Kids pre-schools, and Cambridge English for Life (CEFL) enrichment centres.
price ($mm)
$149
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$46
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired The Village Academy, Inc.

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., completed the acquisition of The Village Academy, an early education services business with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: The Village Academy, Inc.
Founded in 1981, The Village Academy is an early education service provider with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida. The Village Academy offers a variety of services including preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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Atvexa AB
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21st Century Education Group
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Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
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Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
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AcadeMedia AB
AcadeMedia AB
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Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
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With Us Corp
With Us Corp
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Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company
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$23.74
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$17.19
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0
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Ticker: SASE:4291
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education
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$56.04
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$14.64
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$13.51
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Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
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$47.90
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$5.40
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$4.40
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$3.00
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24
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