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closed 5/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A., acquired Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda

synopsis: CEL-LEP, a network of schools in São Paulo for English language learning, acquired MadCode, a major national programming education network for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A.
CEL-LEP is one of the largest premium ELT (English Language Teaching) companies in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. Founded in 1967 and acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2012, CEL-LEP offers EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for kids, teens, and adults. "
target: Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda
MadCode is the leading Network of Programming Schools focused on teaching for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

CommonBond, acquired NextGen Vest

synopsis: CommonBond, a leading fintech company that lowers the cost of education through data and technology, announced the acquisition of NextGenVest, a pioneer in helping Generation Z make the best financial decisions from high school, through college, and beyond.
buyer: CommonBond
CommonBond is a financial technology company on a mission to give students and graduates more affordable, transparent, and simple ways to pay for higher education. The company offers loans to current students, refinance loans to college graduates, and a suite of student loan repayment benefits. "
target: NextGen Vest
NextGenVest is the "Money Mentor" for Generation Z. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, the company powers hyper-personalized financial coaching primarily through text message to students starting in high school and beyond.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Modern Robotics

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of Modern Robotics, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: Modern Robotics
Modern Robotics is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
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$0.97
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired EOS Education

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of EOS Education, a consulting and professional development company that provides unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: EOS Education
EOS Education is a consulting and professional development company for the K-12 education market. They provide unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement with a focus on sustainability and maximizing district and school resources.
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$0.30
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announced 9/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sasbadi Holdings Berhad, will acquire Little Botz

synopsis: Sasbadi Holdings, principally publishers of educational materials, is acquiring Distinct Motion Sdn Bhd, which runs Little Botz, a robotic learning centre that provides a fun and interactive platform for the community to express their creativity and innovation while learning mechanical design, systems and basic programming skills.
buyer: Sasbadi Holdings Berhad (KLSE:SASBADI:$23.20)
Sasbadi are principally publishers of educational materials, undertaking print publishing focusing on primary and secondary school education. They also publish other non-curriculum based educational materials and general title books. "
target: Little Botz
Little Botz Academy is a robotic learning centre that provides a fun and interactive platform for the community to express their creativity and innovation while learning mechanical design, systems and basic programming skills.
price ($mm)
$0.21
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

EDION, acquired Youmemiru Inc.

synopsis: EDION Corporation, a Japanese retailer of consumer electronics, has acquired Youmemiru, a robot programming school in Japan. Youmemiru operates over 50 schools in Japan under their Robo Done franchise. Their schools offer STEM curriculum for elementary school students.
buyer: EDION (TSE:2730:$7,040.71)
EDION Corporation is a Japanese retailer of consumer electronics. EDION operates over 1,000 stores in Japan. Their stores specialize in selling home appliances. Their products include air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, microwaves and more. "
target: Youmemiru Inc.
Youmemiru is a robot programming school in Japan. Youmemiru operates over 50 schools in Japan under their Robo Done franchise. Their schools offer STEM curriculum for elementary school students. They teach students how to program with Python by creating robots using LEGO Mindstorm products.
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on offer 12/6/2012 via

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., offer to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market, announced a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC. Funutation Tekademy LLC specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) training for children, generally in the 7 to 17 age range.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Funutation Tekademy LLC
Funutation is committed to providing children in the K-12 market the finest experience in the tech education arena. As a result, computer programming, reading skills, and teamwork are integral parts of the Funutation Tek Lab experience.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

FitKids Education and Training Pvt. Ltd., acquired ThinkLABS Technosolutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education start-up FitKids has acquired ThinkLABS, a science and technology education provider. ThinkLABS' world-class award winning innovative programs introduces school students to hands-on science education through robotics and science implements.
buyer: FitKids Education and Training Pvt. Ltd.
FitKids, based in Bengaluru, provides sports as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for children from Kindergarten to grade 12. "
target: ThinkLABS Technosolutions Pvt. Ltd.
ThinkLABS is a science and technology education provider. ThinkLABS' world-class award winning innovative programs introduces school students to hands-on science education through robotics and science implements.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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announced 7/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Galvanize, Inc., will acquire Hack Reactor

synopsis: Leading technology workforce educator Galvanize announced it will acquire San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, a highly respected operator of immersive coding programs across the country, to create one of the largest independent accelerated learning providers.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with nine destination campuses across the U.S. where Innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from this dynamic, unique business ecosystem. They provide the most relevant and in-demand technology skills for professionals. "
target: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor is an immersive full-stack development program that teaches students software engineering. Students master HTML and CSS, JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and Angular, server development with Node, and databases with SQL and Mongo during instruction, projects, and hands-on work.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Hack Reactor, acquired MakerSquare

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, announced it has acquired MakerSquare, another leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. MakerSquare started in 2013 when the founders identified Austin as an emerging technology market in need of highly qualified developers.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor is an advanced immersive program that trains students 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. "
target: MakerSquare
MakerSquare aims for students to take away two things: an exceptional understanding of JavaScript, and a fundamental understanding of software engineering principles to have a long and successful programming career.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

LaunchLife International Inc., acquired Engineering For Kids, Inc.

synopsis: Canadian EdTech Investment firm LaunchLife International has acquired Engineering for Kids, Inc., a company that offers educational events for kids to engage with engineering activities. The acquisition increases LaunchLife International’s global presence to 250-plus locations in over 30 countries, delivering both adult and children’s education.
buyer: LaunchLife International Inc.
LaunchLife is a Canadian EdTech company specializing in franchising education platforms. Its flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated learners to achieve their learning goals. The company is comprised of Academy of Learning Career College, Pitman Training, and School is Easy Tutoring. "
target: Engineering For Kids, Inc.
Engineering For Kids inspires kids ages 4 to 14 by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. The company offers afterschool programs, evening classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events designed to present kids with challenging yet accessible engineering activities.
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closed 3/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Aspen Education Group, acquired Camp Huntington

synopsis: Aspen Education Group, the nation's leading provider of therapeutic and education programs for struggling and underachieving youth, has acquired Camp Huntington, a co-ed summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related special needs located in High Falls, New York.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Aspen Education Group
Aspen Education Group provides educational programs that promote academic and personal growth to youth and their families. Aspen currently operates 47 locations in nine states, including eleven residential schools and eight experiential education programs and special education schools. "
target: Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington serves youth with varying degrees of learning disabilities and developmental disorders. The therapeutic recreation program is set on a 34-acre rural site and provides a fun, safe summer experience for six to 21-year-olds.
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announced 8/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

TechnoPro Holdings, Inc., will acquire PC Assist Corporation

synopsis: TechnoPro Holdings, Inc., one of Japan’s largest technology-focused staffing and service companies, has agreed to acquire a 67% stake in PC Assist Corporation. PC Assist, based in Japan, has education and training facilities called ‘Win School’ in more than 60 large cities nationwide, employing more than 150 instructors.
buyer: TechnoPro Holdings, Inc. (TSE:6028:$1,007.22)
TechnoPro is one of Japan’s largest technology-focused staffing and service companies. As an industry leader, TechnoPro provides full support for technical development and R&D to 1,400 companies including major corporations, universities and research organizations "
target: PC Assist Corporation
PC Assist, based in Japan, has education and training facilities called ‘Win School’ in more than 60 large cities nationwide, employing more than 150 instructors. It provides its customers with education and training related to skills in CAD, programming, web design, and other areas.
price ($mm)
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$18
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited, acquired Yukti Educational Services Private Limited

synopsis: Thinkcell Learning Solutions, an educational services provider, has acquired the YUKTI brand in order to kickstart its 8-12 science division, with the primary focus being the 12th Board exams and Engineering and Medical Entrance exams like JEE, MHT-CET and AIPMT.
buyer parent: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
buyer: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
Thinkcell Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Gateforum Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.) is an educational services provider. It offers test preparatory tools for graduate aptitude tests in engineering courses. They are the number 1 institute for preparation for the GATE Exam. "
target: Yukti Educational Services Private Limited
Yukti Educational Services Private Limited provides training and guidance to students seeking to get into engineering and medical institutes in India. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Mumbai, India.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acceleration Academies, LLC merged with EdIncites,

synopsis: Acceleration Academies has merged with EdIncites, a provider of innovative teaching & learning solutions. Acceleration Academies is an education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma. They provide academic, instructional, and support services to at risk students.
buyer: EdIncites
EdIncites is a provider of innovative teaching & learning solutions. EdIncites' Incite platform provides school districts with solutions for remote teaching & learning, parent engagement, analytics and assessment. Their digital library offers resources for lesson planning and classroom teaching. "
target: Acceleration Academies, LLC
Acceleration Academies is an education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma. Acceleration Academies provides academic and support services to at risk students. They offer personalized learning designed for the way students want to learn.
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closed 6/23/2007 via Company Press Release

MERSEY Maritime, acquired The Laird Foundation

synopsis: Mersey Maritime, the organisation that represents all maritime businesses on Merseyside and The Laird Foundation, the education, skills and enterprise-focused organisation, have joined forces to form the Mersey Maritime Group, which will provide a greater range of services to lead the expanding sector.
buyer: MERSEY Maritime
Mersey Maritime represents a Maritime 'cluster' of more than 1000 businesses, with a turnover of £2.5 billion per annum. We exist to promote and develop excellence in all maritime related activities on Merseyside and to represent the interests of existing and new cluster members. "
target: The Laird Foundation
The Laird Foundation is working in partnership with schools to deliver a flexible and relevant curriculum focused on employability and lifelong learning. We have therefore developed educational programmes which openly demonstrate this commitment.
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral from LLR Partners. LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral is the leading network of behavioral health providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN delivers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related interventions based on industry-leading quality standards.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 5/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A., acquired Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda

synopsis: CEL-LEP, a network of schools in São Paulo for English language learning, acquired MadCode, a major national programming education network for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A.
CEL-LEP is one of the largest premium ELT (English Language Teaching) companies in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. Founded in 1967 and acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2012, CEL-LEP offers EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for kids, teens, and adults. "
target: Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda
MadCode is the leading Network of Programming Schools focused on teaching for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
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closed 5/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A., acquired Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda

synopsis: CEL-LEP, a network of schools in São Paulo for English language learning, acquired MadCode, a major national programming education network for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A.
CEL-LEP is one of the largest premium ELT (English Language Teaching) companies in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. Founded in 1967 and acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2012, CEL-LEP offers EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for kids, teens, and adults. "
target: Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda
MadCode is the leading Network of Programming Schools focused on teaching for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Cel Lep Idiomas

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, announced that its Brazilian affiliate has completed the acquisition of Cel Lep Idiomas, a leading premium English Language Teaching network in Brazil. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. "
target: Cel Lep Idiomas
Cel Lep is a premium ELT network founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 1967. The company has always focused on innovation such as its famous language labs and its proprietary methodology. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, purchased WSE Vietnam from Wall Street English

synopsis: London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) has completed the acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam, an English language training (ELT) in Vietnam. Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong.
buyer: Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE:SHWE:$5.35)
With headquarters in both Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar Strategic Holdings (“MSH”) is an operator and developer of a fast-growing portfolio of businesses aimed at creating opportunities for investors to gain exposure to one of the world’s final frontier markets: Myanmar. "
seller parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
seller: Wall Street English
Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong. Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients.
price ($mm)
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$14
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
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$216
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

China First Capital Group Limited, will acquire SJW International Co., Limited

synopsis: China First Capital Group Limited (“CFCG”) announced that it plans to acquire 54% of the total issued shares of SJW International Co., Limited (“SJW International”). SJW International primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
buyer: China First Capital Group Limited (SEHK:1269:$219.43)
China First Capital Group (CFCG) focuses on investment across the education industry with licenses in financial services. CFCG is actively exploring education projects and making direct investments. They also have subsidiaries which deal in securities, asset management, & corporate finance advising."
target: SJW International Co., Limited
SJW International Co., Limited was incorporated in Korea and was the first company to offer online video English training for adults in Korea. It primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
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$135*
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closed 1/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Yes 'N' You, acquired Speaken S.A.S.

synopsis: YES 'N' YOU, a pioneer in technology solutions for online education and training for english language learning, announces the acquisition of Speaken. Speaken allows users to practice English by connecting with English native tutors through live video chat with its app.
buyer: Yes 'N' You
YES 'N' YOU is a pioneer in technology solutions for online education and training, and is a leading player in Digital Learning. Ed'Tech innovative, YES 'N' YOU develops original blended courses for companies and individuals. "
target: Speaken S.A.S.
Speaken is the best way to practice English. Users can immediately connect with English native Tutors available on-demand through live video chat on their smartphones. Speaken is a new French start up, all passionate by the idea of changing the way in which the world learns languages.
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Cel Lep Idiomas

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, announced that its Brazilian affiliate has completed the acquisition of Cel Lep Idiomas, a leading premium English Language Teaching network in Brazil. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. "
target: Cel Lep Idiomas
Cel Lep is a premium ELT network founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 1967. The company has always focused on innovation such as its famous language labs and its proprietary methodology. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
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closed 4/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Wall Street Institute, the world’s premier provider of English language instruction, announced that it has sold its Chinese subsidiary, Wall Street English, to Pearson plc, the international education and information company, for $145 million in cash. Wall Street Institute (WSI) is majority-owned by global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is China’s leading provider of premium English language training to adults. Launched in 2000, it teaches approximately 35,000 students at 39 company-owned training centers in seven cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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$145
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Akademie Zeitgeist, acquired International House Freiburg

synopsis: Sprachschule zum Ehrstein(International House Freiburg) has been acquired by Akademie Zeitgeist, a newly established German language course provider. International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals.
buyer: Akademie Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist is a program based out of Germany that offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodations. They offer authentic opportunities to live in either student residences or in homestays, in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg. "
target parent: International House World Organisation
target: International House Freiburg
International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals. Located in Freiburg, Germany, the company organizes events and creates accommodations for students wishing to progress their German language education.
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closed 8/17/2016 via Company Press Release

AAC Global Oy, acquired TekMil Oy

synopsis: AAC Holding, which is owned by Korona Invest’s Palvelurahasto (Service Fund) and key personnel from AAC Global, has purchased the language, communication, and training service provider TekMiL. The AAC Holding group will now include AAC Global Oy, TekMiL Oy, and AAC Global AB in Sweden.
buyer parent: Korona Invest
buyer: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services."
target: TekMil Oy
TekMiL is a language based business & culture training company founded in 2005 by Sari and Zoran Kanti-Paul in the Pirkanmaa region of Finland. They see themelves as a growth company with a solid foundation, an ideal partner for the future.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Berlitz Languages, Inc., acquired Second Language Testing Inc.

synopsis: Berlitz International, Inc.,the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world, has purchased Second Language Testing Inc., a premier company solely focused on language test development and test translation.
buyer parent: Benesse Corporation
buyer: Berlitz Languages, Inc. (:$0.00)
Berlitz International, Inc. is the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world. Berlitz has been providing language services for more than 120 years, with millions of alumni . "
target: Second Language Testing Inc.
Second Language Testing Inc. ("SLTI") has filled a void in language test development for the federal government and state government agencies, for use in security, intelligence and defense work, and in the educational sector. SLTI develops language tests and language proficiency assessments.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
price ($mm)
$0.93*
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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
price ($mm)
$1.15
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

IXL Learning, purchased Languages Division from Rosetta Stone Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of digital education solutions and a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has divested Rosetta Stone’s Languages division to ​IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's Languages division uses innovative digital solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Under its brand, Rosetta Stone provides technology-based language solutions to individual customers, schools and businesses globally.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Invo HealthCare Associates

synopsis: Post Capital Partners announced the recapitalization of Invo HealthCare Associates by the Wicks Group of Companies, a New York-based private investment firm. Based in Jamison, PA, Invo HealthCare is the leading national provider of school and community therapeutic services for individuals and families with autism and special needs.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target parent: Post Capital Partners, LLC
target: Invo HealthCare Associates
Since 1993, Invo HealthCare Associates (INVO) has responded to the growing need for qualified therapists and service providers to work in various educational settings throughout the nation. INVO provides specialized education solutions through its team of focused and engaging service providers.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Reuters

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired university programme provider Study Group from Australia's CHAMP Private Equity.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence manage funds with over $22 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Champ Private Equity
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
price ($mm)
$553
rev ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2006 via

Champs Private Equity, acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Daily Mail & General Trust has agreed to sell its English language and academic courses business, Study Group International, for about 72 million pounds. The firm is selling the unit to funds advised by Australia's Champ Private Equity and Petersen Investments.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Champs Private Equity
Champ Private Equity is a joint venture between Castle Harlan Inc. and Australian Mezzanine Investments Pty Ltd. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
price ($mm)
$141
rev ($mm)
$179
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA

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