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closed 5/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sylvan Learning, acquired Citelighter

synopsis: Sylvan Learning, the Hunt Valley, Md.-based operator of a nationwide franchise of tutoring centers, has acquired education technology startup, Citelighter. Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Sylvan Learning
With more than 35 years of experience and more than 650 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. "
target: Citelighter
Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency. The product features a series of scaffolds designed to guide learners through the steps involved in researching, organizing, drafting and editing a writing assignment.
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closed 7/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wize, acquired EssayJack

synopsis: Wize, a full-suite EdTech offering for secondary and postsecondary students, announced its acquisition of EssayJack, an interactive web platform that pre-structures student essays with text boxes, interactive tips and prompts, split screen composing, and a live word count. It reduces writing anxiety, procrastination, and plagiarism.
buyer: Wize
Wize is an all-in-one education platform offering instant online access to course-tailored high school and university exam-prep, tutorials, expert tutors, and many other study tools. "
target: EssayJack
EssayJack is an interactive web platform that pre-structures student essays with text boxes, interactive tips and prompts, split screen composing, and a live word count. It reduces writing anxiety, procrastination, and plagiarism.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired PaperRater

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. announced that it has acquired PaperRater, a leading website that offers students a suite of writing services that includes a plagiarism checker, writing revision tools and an AI-based auto-grading scoring system to help them improve multiple facets of their writing.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. is a leading provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and solutions. Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,437 physical and virtual bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and faculty. "
target: PaperRater
PaperRater.com is a leading website that offers students a suite of writing services that includes a plagiarism checker, writing revision tools and an AI-based auto-grading scoring system to help them improve multiple facets of their writing.
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closed 5/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Imagine Easy Solutions

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the Student Hub, announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of popular service EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first and is proud to help students and their families save millions of dollars each year. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. "
target: Imagine Easy Solutions
Imagine Easy Solutions was founded in 2001 to help students with their research and writing needs. It has become a company synonymous with addressing the challenges students face in building writing and critical thinking skills, whose tools are used by thousands of educators around the world.
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$42
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closed 5/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired WriteLab

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the leading student-first connected learning platform, has acquired WriteLab, an AI-enhanced writing platform that teaches students grammar, sentence structure, writing style, and offers instant feedback to help students revise, edit, and improve their written work.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. "
target: WriteLab
WriteLab is an online writing tool offering immediate, objective and constructive responses to help people learn to write better. With WriteLab, users can type, copy-and-paste, or upload drafts for the tool to analyze and provide specific feedback, suggest revisions and ask questions.
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$15
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
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: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 8/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Course Hero, acquired QuillBot, Inc.

synopsis: Course Hero has acquired QuillBot, a pioneering AI-powered writing platform used by 7 million people every month to check for grammar, make citations, and improve their writing skills. QuillBot offers a suite of writing tools that provides users with the feedback they need to more clearly communicate their ideas.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is on a mission to help students make every study hour count, and graduate confident and prepared. Course Hero's online learning platform offers more than 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. "
target: QuillBot, Inc.
QuillBot is an AI-powered platform that helps nearly 7 million monthly active users improve their writing skills. Quillbot offers a suite of writing tools including a grammar checker and citation generator that provides users with the feedback they need to more clearly communicate their ideas.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Wikispaces

synopsis: TSL announced the acquisition of Bay-Area based Wikispaces. Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects.
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closed 8/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired Student Brands

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12 institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Student Brands, an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: Student Brands
Student Brands is an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research, all centered around assisting students with the writing process.
price ($mm)
$59
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$10
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5.9x
closed 1/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cayuse, LLC, acquired Haplo

synopsis: Cayuse, provider of the market-leading research administration cloud platform, announced the acquisition of Haplo, one of the leading research information management solutions in the UK and a growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Primus Capital
buyer: Cayuse, LLC
Cayuse provides an integrated, cloud-native research administration suite that improves collaboration between researchers and administrators, while bringing the needed reporting to every stage of the research lifecycle, including pre-award, post-award, compliance, and facility management. "
target: Haplo
Haplo is one of the leading research information management solutions in the UK and a growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand. They provide Research Management solutions to universities and research institutions worldwide.
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closed 5/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sylvan Learning, acquired Citelighter

synopsis: Sylvan Learning, the Hunt Valley, Md.-based operator of a nationwide franchise of tutoring centers, has acquired education technology startup, Citelighter. Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Sylvan Learning
With more than 35 years of experience and more than 650 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. "
target: Citelighter
Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency. The product features a series of scaffolds designed to guide learners through the steps involved in researching, organizing, drafting and editing a writing assignment.
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closed 9/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Franchise Group, Inc., acquired Sylvan Learning

synopsis: Franchise Group, Inc., an owner and operator of franchised and franchisable businesses, has acquired Sylvan Learning, a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning provides personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
buyer: Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG:$2,636.11)
Franchise Group is an operator of franchised businesses. Franchise Group helps catapult franchise brands forward by providing financial acumen, operational know-how, and support. Their business lines include Pet Supplies Plus, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Buddy’s Home Furnishings and more. "
target: Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. They provide personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
price ($mm)
$81
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closed 5/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sylvan Learning, acquired Citelighter

synopsis: Sylvan Learning, the Hunt Valley, Md.-based operator of a nationwide franchise of tutoring centers, has acquired education technology startup, Citelighter. Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Sylvan Learning
With more than 35 years of experience and more than 650 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. "
target: Citelighter
Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency. The product features a series of scaffolds designed to guide learners through the steps involved in researching, organizing, drafting and editing a writing assignment.
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closed 9/16/2004 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Walden University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., (NASDAQ:LAUR), today announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Walden University, giving the Company 100% ownership of its fastest growing subsidiary. Walden University will be the centerpiece of Laureate Online, the new name of the Company's online higher education division.
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 parent: Laureate Education
target: Walden University
Walden University has been the leading provider of quality higher education at a distance for over three decades. With students from more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, we understand what adult learners need to succeed. Walden combines the highest academic standards of an accredited un
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$108
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closed 9/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Franchise Group, Inc., acquired Sylvan Learning

synopsis: Franchise Group, Inc., an owner and operator of franchised and franchisable businesses, has acquired Sylvan Learning, a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning provides personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
buyer: Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG:$2,636.11)
Franchise Group is an operator of franchised businesses. Franchise Group helps catapult franchise brands forward by providing financial acumen, operational know-how, and support. Their business lines include Pet Supplies Plus, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Buddy’s Home Furnishings and more. "
target: Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. They provide personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
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closed 6/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

MindSpark Learning, acquired Couragion

synopsis: MindSpark Learning, a nonprofit that delivers extraordinary and sustainable learning experiences for educators and professionals, announced the acquisition of Couragion, a leading provider of STEM career literacy and workforce development solutions.
buyer: MindSpark Learning
MindSpark Learning is a nonprofit that empowers educators to solve society’s biggest challenges by providing transformative professional learning experiences. MindSpark is the catalyst and intermediary between education and industry. "
target: Couragion
Couragion provides career exploration and readiness for science, technology, engineering & math. Their tools help people learn about STEM occupations and develop a better understanding of how those align to their own skills, values and interests.
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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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$200
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Mastree

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired a majority stake in Mastree, an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Mastree
Mastree is an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
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$5.09*
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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

Lvjing Holding, will acquire Jiayi Education

synopsis: Lvjing Holding, a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate, will acquire Jiayi Education, a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
buyer: Lvjing Holding (SZSE:000502:$2.29)
Lvjing Holding is a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate. Lvjing mainly develops apartments, shops and parking lots. The company is also involved in the lease of properties and medical business. "
target: Jiayi Education
Jiayi Education is a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
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$187
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announced 9/11/2019 via Reuters

21st Century Education Group, will acquire Peijian Education

synopsis: 21st Century Education, a Chinese provider of education services, will acquire a 51% stake in Peijian Education, a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
buyer: 21st Century Education Group (SEHK:1598:$30.87)
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools. "
target: Peijian Education
Peijian Education is a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
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announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$140.57)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$8.70*
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$7
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$1
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Millpond Equity Partners, acquired Innovative Learning Concepts

synopsis: Millpond Equity Partners announced the acquisition of Innovative Learning Concepts Inc. (doing business as TouchMath), a leading provider of supplemental, multi-sensory mathematics curriculum and products designed to teach foundation mathematics concepts.
buyer: Millpond Equity Partners
Millpond Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market, growth-oriented business services companies. Millpond combines a partnership approach with extensive hands-on operational and investment management experience. "
target: Innovative Learning Concepts
Innovative Learning Concepts, doing business as TouchMath, is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts accessible for students who struggle to understand content. They are committed to maximizing student potential through cultivating success with individuals of all abilities.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Satt, Inc., acquired Mana.bo

synopsis: SATT announced that it has purchased all shares of Mana.bo Inc. Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
buyer: SATT, Inc.
SATT, based in Tokyo, provides smart TLEC 3 (Smart Trek 3), a tool to easily create lecture-type e-learning content from presentation files created with Microsoft PowerPoint. "
target: Mana.bo
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
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announced 4/4/2018 via Reuters

Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd., will acquire K.Line Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd., an owner and operator of tutoring cram schools in Japan, will acquire K.Line Co., Ltd., a company in Japan that owns and operates cram schools. K.Line Co., Ltd's schools are dedicated teaching students how to be self-reliant, to learn how to effectively study alone.
buyer: Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. (TSE:4668:$174.92)
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. owns and operates tutoring cram schools in Japan. Their schools offer inexpensive individual tutoring for self-motivated learning and supplementary studies for students with average scores. Meiko Network Japan has schools located in every prefecture in Japan. "
target: K.Line Co., Ltd.
K.Line Co., Ltd. is a company in Japan that owns and operates cram schools. The schools are dedicated teaching students how to be self-reliant, to learn how to effectively study alone. The habits learned from the schools allow students to improve their grades and get into the schools they aim for.
price ($mm)
$5.70
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$12
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
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$85
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announced 9/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

synopsis: With Us Corp, an owner and operator of tutoring and preparatory schools in Japan, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities.
buyer: With Us Corp (JASDAQ:9696:$134.56)
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams. "
target: Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.
Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities. Students that have attended the company's private tutoring schools have a high rate of passing exams.
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$5
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
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$100
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closed 7/5/2017 via Bloomberg

Yukon Capital Partners, acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Yukon Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd., a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Yukon Capital Partners
Founded in 2014, Yukon Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.
Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd. is a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Schülerhilfe

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has agreed to acquire the business and operations of ZGS Verwaltungs GmbH ('Schuelerhilfe'), from its current majority shareholders Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
target: Schülerhilfe
Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria. Established in 1974, and headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Schuelerhilfe provides small-group tutoring through a network of over 1,000 branches in Germany and Austria.
price ($mm)
$46
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$69
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
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2.5x
announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

J-STAR Co., Ltd., will acquire Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tokyo-based private equity firm J-STAR will buy the tutoring business of Japan’s Alpha Corporation. Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan.
buyer: J-STAR Co., Ltd.
J-STAR is an independent and partner-owned Japanese alternative asset manager with $300 million of assets under management. Founded in 2006 in Tokyo, J-STAR has grown into one of the most successful investment firms in Asia, with 17 skilled and experienced professionals "
target: Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.
Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan. Alpha Corporation operates 16 private tutoring schools in Sapporo, Japan.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

At-Home Tutoring Services, acquired TutaPoint

synopsis: TutaPoint, a leading tutoring firm that offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages, has been acquired by At-Home Tutoring Services. At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in Early Childhood to college.
buyer: At-Home Tutoring Services
At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in grades Early Childhood through high school and college. They cover all academic subjects and test preparation for standardized tests. "
target: TutaPoint
TutaPoint offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages. TutaPoint's proprietary virtual classrooms feature live video, audio, whiteboard and chat.
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closed 9/7/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired accessat

synopsis: TAL Education Group announced the full acquisition of ACESSAT, a training institution for overseas study. ACESSAT is dedicated in providing training services for teenagers in China to study abroad. The business covers SSAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and systematic courses of the western culture.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: accessat
Founded in 2012, ACESSAT is dedicated in providing training services for teenagers in China to study abroad. The business covers SSAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and systematic courses of the western culture.
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announced 9/20/2015 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, will acquire Firstleap Education

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstleap Education, which provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Firstleap Education
Firstleap provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers. It now serves more than 20,000 students in over 20 cities in China.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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