Like Microlins, People and SOS

closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, will acquire Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd

synopsis: The Directors of ReadCloud Limited are pleased to announce the acquisition of Melbourne-based Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd. Ripponlea is the national market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”)-in-Schools courses for Applied Languages, which is a key vertical in the VET sector.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd
Ripponlea is the national market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”)-in-Schools courses for Applied Languages, which is a key vertical in the VET sector. Headquartered in Melbourne, the business provides nationally accredited VET programs to 70 secondary schools throughout Australia
price ($mm)
$0.92
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
4.5x
closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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announced 2/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire RedHill Education Limited

synopsis: Vocational training provider iCollege (ICT) has made an off-market takeover bid for Redhill Education (RDH), a provider of student agency services. iCollege’s says the proposed acquisition will create a champion education portfolio by combining two Australian industry leaders.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege Limited is a vocational education and training organisation that provides both accredited and non-accredited training solutions to existing workers, job seekers and school leavers throughout Australia and abroad. "
target: RedHill Education Limited (ASX:RDH:$51.13)
RedHill Education provides quality student agency services, English language courses and a range of information technology, design and business programs at both vocational and degree level to Australian and international students.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$41]
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.5x
announced 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Skill & You

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners, an asset management firm in France. Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Andera Partners
target: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You connects learners to high-quality courses and instructors to help them develop the skills they need for personal and professional success. The platform offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$139
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, acquired College of Sound and Music Production

synopsis: ReadCloud, a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools, has acquired College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”). The acquisition expands ReadCloud’s product offering and market presence in the Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) in schools market.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: College of Sound and Music Production
College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”) is the market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) courses for the music industry, which is a top-10 vertical in the VET-in-Schools sector.
price ($mm)
$0.75
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
closed 10/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Naxicap Partners, acquired Eureka Education

synopsis: Naxicap Partners has acquired Eureka Education Group, a major player in private professional and higher education, from Abénex and the Finoli Group. EUREKA EDUCATION is a major player in private vocational education in France and Switzerland, through a network of 53 campuses welcoming nearly 8,500 students per year.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Naxicap Partners
Naxicap Partners—a top private equity firm in France and an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers—has €3.1 billion in assets under management. As a committed, responsible investor, Naxicap Partners builds solid, constructive partnerships with entrepreneurs so that their projects can succeed. "
target parent: Abénex Capital SA
target: Eureka Education
Eureka Education is a major player in private vocational education in France and Switzerland, through a network of 53 campuses welcoming nearly 8,500 students per year in training courses from BAC (European Level “4”) to BAC + 5 (European level "7").
price ($mm)
$296
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Bolton, acquired Alliance Learning Training Ltd

synopsis: The University of Bolton, a public university in the UK, has acquired Alliance Learning, one of the largest independent apprenticeship training providers in the North West, UK, covering a wide range of Apprenticeships, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Engineering and Leadership & Management.
buyer: University of Bolton
The University of Bolton is a public university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has approximately 13,000 students across all sites and courses. "
target: Alliance Learning Training Ltd
Alliance Learning, based in Bolton, UK, is one of largest independent Apprenticeship training providers in the North West. They cover a wide range of Apprenticeships, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Engineering and Leadership & Management.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 12/13/2019 via Bloomberg

Acacia Training Ltd., acquired Apprentice Supermarket CIC

synopsis: UK-based Acacia Training, a provider of training in health & social care, childcare, dental nursing & mental health first aid, has acquired Apprentice Supermarket, a course provider for apprentices in the United Kingdom. The acquisition allows Acacia to expand the company's expertise and services into pre-employment contracts.
buyer parent: MBH Corporation plc
buyer: Acacia Training Ltd.
UK-based Acacia Training is an OFSTED Good training provider offering training in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental Nursing & Mental Health First Aid. Acacia delivers vocational qualifications, short courses, and bespoke training tailored to each client's exact requirements. "
target: Apprentice Supermarket CIC
Apprentice Supermarket provides courses for apprentices in the United Kingdom, with services provided for both employers and new candidates. The company helps people develop essential skills and employability through teaching the theory of business to get young people into work or further education.
price ($mm)
$0.11
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closed 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

VENTIUR, acquired WINNOVA

synopsis: VENTIUR, a Brazilian accelerator, acquires WINNOVA, a multidisciplinary vocational school that offers high-quality and diverse career paths for young people, adults and working life in Satakunta and Vakka-Suomi, Finland.
buyer: VENTIUR
VENTIUR is a Brazilian accelerator dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and investing in startup development. They see purpose in bright-eyed entrepreneurs who believe in collaborative business shaping the future. "
target: WINNOVA
WinNova is a multidisciplinary vocational school that offers high-quality and diverse career paths for young people, adults and working life in Satakunta and Vakka-Suomi, Finland.
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closed 7/29/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Hope Education Group, acquired Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College

synopsis: Hope Education Group, the second-largest private higher education group in China, has acquired a 95% stake in Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College, a higher education institution in China that focuses on automobile engineering. The college offers programs for mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and architecture.
buyer: Hope Education Group (SEHK:1765:$157.53)
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college. "
target: Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College
Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College is a higher education institution in China that focuses on automobile engineering. Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College offers programs for mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and architecture.
price ($mm)
$23*
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closed 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Sommet Education, acquired Ducasse Education

synopsis: Eurazeo Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 51% stake in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary and pastry arts, by the hospitality education group, Sommet Education. Since its creation in 1999, Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Ducasse Education
Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise through a wide array of initial and professional development training programs, as well as courses for career changers. Ducasse Education welcomes over 800 students and 3,000 apprentices at its three campuses.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Stephenson College will be merged with Brooksby Melton College,

synopsis: Brooksby Melton College, a specialist further and higher education college offering courses in an array of specialist vocational subjects, is to merge with Stephenson College, a further and higher education college in Coalville, Leicestershire.
buyer: Brooksby Melton College
Brooksby Melton College is a specialist further and higher education college offering courses in an array of specialist vocational subjects across its two campuses - the land-based Brooksby site and the creative and service industries one in Melton Mowbray. "
target: Stephenson College
Stephenson College Coalville is a further and higher education college in Coalville, Leicestershire. Stephenson College offers a variety of courses that include child care, motor vehicle, health & social care, hair & beauty, engineering, brick work, wood work, plumbing, higher education and more.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dean Tech merged with Rosedale Technical College,

synopsis: Two Pittsburgh-area tradel schools are merging, creating an educational institution with an enrollment of about 410 students. Dean Tech is merging with Rosedale Technical College, with the combined facility operating under the Rosedale Technical College flag. Dean Tech is a nationally accredited Trade School offering technical training.
buyer: Rosedale Technical College
Founded in 1949, Rosedale Technical College has a rich history of preparing students for employment in the trades. Rosedale provides students with the proper knowledge and equipment, as well as the necessary hands-on experience required for their field. "
target: Dean Tech
Dean Tech is a nationally accredited Trade and Technical School offering technical training which will prepare the graduate for employment opportunities. Dean Tech offers courses in the electrical trades, heating & air conditioning, building maintenance, or welding.
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

HCA Holdings, Inc., acquired Galen College of Nursing

synopsis: HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest educators of nurses in the U.S., announced that HCA Healthcare has become the majority owner of the parent company of Galen.
buyer: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA:$50,087.00)
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. "
target: Galen College of Nursing
Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest nursing educators in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs and practical/vocational nursing programs.
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closed 1/21/2019 via Company Press Release

MBH Corporation plc, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy

synopsis: MBH Corporation, a UK diversified investment holding company, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy, UK’s private beauty school that offers nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
buyer: MBH Corporation plc (DB:M8H:$63.90)
MBH Corporation plc is a UK diversified investment holding company. They acquire small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable, debt free and looking to scale. "
target: International School of Beauty Therapy
The International School of Beauty Therapy is UK’s private beauty school. They offer nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd, will purchase Ability Education and MEGT Institute from MEGT

synopsis: Australian Apex Education, a subsidiary of SDM Group Holdings and a leading provider of Vocational Education and Training, will acquire Ability Education and Institute Training (MEGT Institute) from MEGT. Ability Education provides English courses to international students. Institute Training provides courses on early childhood education and care.
buyer parent: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie
buyer: Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd
Apex Institute of Education is one of Australia's leading private providers of Vocational Education and Training for international and domestic students. Apex offers a range of quality courses developed and taught by highly experienced and qualified trainers in a diverse and inclusive environment. "
seller: MEGT
Ability Education provides English courses covering conversational, practical and academic English to international students. Institute Training is a Registered Training Organisation in Australia and a specialist provider for national accredited courses on early childhood education and care.
price ($mm)
$3.28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Arco Platform Limited, will acquire COC and Dom Bosco

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Pearson Brazil to acquire COC and Dom Bosco, two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil. COC and Dom Bosco have over 50 years of academic track record in Brazil, serving over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in all regions of the country.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: COC and Dom Bosco
COC and Dom Bosco are two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil that have over 50 years of academic track record. They serve over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in the country, from pre-K to high school and pre-university.
price ($mm)
$158
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 2/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Spotlight Education

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of Spotlight Education, a company that utilizes unique, proprietary technology to turn education data into personalized video reports available in over 30 languages. Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents make decisions about their student's education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Spotlight Education
Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents better understand and make decisions about their student's education. The company has worked with schools, districts, and education companies to deliver millions of personalized reports.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

GigXR, Inc., purchased Immersive Learning Group from Pearson plc

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Asteri Holdings, purchased Digital Assets from Prima Games

synopsis: Asteri Holdings announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Prima Games from DK Publishers. Prima Games was founded in 1990 and was shut down in November 2018 after a 28-year run. The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
buyer: Asteri Holdings
ASTERI creates entertainment products through unique data analytics technology. ASTERI builds data-informed entertainment products such as mobile games, websites and online games, and monetizes them through a number of effective channels. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Prima Games
The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
price ($mm)
$250
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$464
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0.5x
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Credly, will acquire Acclaim

synopsis: Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging.
buyer: Credly
Credly empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement by offering the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Acclaim
Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging. Through Acclaim, job seekers tell the full story of their professional lives with credible information.
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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)
$300
rev ($mm)
$216
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EV / rev
1.4x
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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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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0.1x
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
price ($mm)
$0.93
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Pearson (VUE), acquired ProctorCam

synopsis: Global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE announced the acquisition of ProctorCam, a leading online proctored testing platform. The integration of an online proctoring solution will enable Pearson VUE clients to extend the reach of their testing programs to remote areas and expand the breadth of their programs.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. "
target: ProctorCam
ProctorCam offers a toolkit that helps organizations add online proctoring as a feature of their existing test delivery channel. ProctorCam has "widgetized" online proctoring enabling their partners to choose how, when and where online proctoring occurs within their existing workflows.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Safari Books Online, LLC

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Developed by O'Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, will acquire Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd

synopsis: The Directors of ReadCloud Limited are pleased to announce the acquisition of Melbourne-based Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd. Ripponlea is the national market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”)-in-Schools courses for Applied Languages, which is a key vertical in the VET sector.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: Ripponlea Institute Pty Ltd
Ripponlea is the national market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”)-in-Schools courses for Applied Languages, which is a key vertical in the VET sector. Headquartered in Melbourne, the business provides nationally accredited VET programs to 70 secondary schools throughout Australia
price ($mm)
$0.92
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
4.5x
closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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announced 2/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire RedHill Education Limited

synopsis: Vocational training provider iCollege (ICT) has made an off-market takeover bid for Redhill Education (RDH), a provider of student agency services. iCollege’s says the proposed acquisition will create a champion education portfolio by combining two Australian industry leaders.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege Limited is a vocational education and training organisation that provides both accredited and non-accredited training solutions to existing workers, job seekers and school leavers throughout Australia and abroad. "
target: RedHill Education Limited (ASX:RDH:$51.13)
RedHill Education provides quality student agency services, English language courses and a range of information technology, design and business programs at both vocational and degree level to Australian and international students.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$41]
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.5x
announced 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Skill & You

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners, an asset management firm in France. Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Andera Partners
target: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You connects learners to high-quality courses and instructors to help them develop the skills they need for personal and professional success. The platform offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$139
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, acquired College of Sound and Music Production

synopsis: ReadCloud, a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools, has acquired College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”). The acquisition expands ReadCloud’s product offering and market presence in the Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) in schools market.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: College of Sound and Music Production
College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”) is the market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) courses for the music industry, which is a top-10 vertical in the VET-in-Schools sector.
price ($mm)
$0.75
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
closed 10/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Naxicap Partners, acquired Eureka Education

synopsis: Naxicap Partners has acquired Eureka Education Group, a major player in private professional and higher education, from Abénex and the Finoli Group. EUREKA EDUCATION is a major player in private vocational education in France and Switzerland, through a network of 53 campuses welcoming nearly 8,500 students per year.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Naxicap Partners
Naxicap Partners—a top private equity firm in France and an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers—has €3.1 billion in assets under management. As a committed, responsible investor, Naxicap Partners builds solid, constructive partnerships with entrepreneurs so that their projects can succeed. "
target parent: Abénex Capital SA
target: Eureka Education
Eureka Education is a major player in private vocational education in France and Switzerland, through a network of 53 campuses welcoming nearly 8,500 students per year in training courses from BAC (European Level “4”) to BAC + 5 (European level "7").
price ($mm)
$296
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Bolton, acquired Alliance Learning Training Ltd

synopsis: The University of Bolton, a public university in the UK, has acquired Alliance Learning, one of the largest independent apprenticeship training providers in the North West, UK, covering a wide range of Apprenticeships, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Engineering and Leadership & Management.
buyer: University of Bolton
The University of Bolton is a public university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has approximately 13,000 students across all sites and courses. "
target: Alliance Learning Training Ltd
Alliance Learning, based in Bolton, UK, is one of largest independent Apprenticeship training providers in the North West. They cover a wide range of Apprenticeships, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Engineering and Leadership & Management.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 12/13/2019 via Bloomberg

Acacia Training Ltd., acquired Apprentice Supermarket CIC

synopsis: UK-based Acacia Training, a provider of training in health & social care, childcare, dental nursing & mental health first aid, has acquired Apprentice Supermarket, a course provider for apprentices in the United Kingdom. The acquisition allows Acacia to expand the company's expertise and services into pre-employment contracts.
buyer parent: MBH Corporation plc
buyer: Acacia Training Ltd.
UK-based Acacia Training is an OFSTED Good training provider offering training in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental Nursing & Mental Health First Aid. Acacia delivers vocational qualifications, short courses, and bespoke training tailored to each client's exact requirements. "
target: Apprentice Supermarket CIC
Apprentice Supermarket provides courses for apprentices in the United Kingdom, with services provided for both employers and new candidates. The company helps people develop essential skills and employability through teaching the theory of business to get young people into work or further education.
price ($mm)
$0.11
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

VENTIUR, acquired WINNOVA

synopsis: VENTIUR, a Brazilian accelerator, acquires WINNOVA, a multidisciplinary vocational school that offers high-quality and diverse career paths for young people, adults and working life in Satakunta and Vakka-Suomi, Finland.
buyer: VENTIUR
VENTIUR is a Brazilian accelerator dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and investing in startup development. They see purpose in bright-eyed entrepreneurs who believe in collaborative business shaping the future. "
target: WINNOVA
WinNova is a multidisciplinary vocational school that offers high-quality and diverse career paths for young people, adults and working life in Satakunta and Vakka-Suomi, Finland.
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closed 7/29/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Hope Education Group, acquired Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College

synopsis: Hope Education Group, the second-largest private higher education group in China, has acquired a 95% stake in Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College, a higher education institution in China that focuses on automobile engineering. The college offers programs for mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and architecture.
buyer: Hope Education Group (SEHK:1765:$157.53)
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college. "
target: Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College
Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College is a higher education institution in China that focuses on automobile engineering. Hebi Automotive Engineering Professional College offers programs for mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and architecture.
price ($mm)
$23*
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Sommet Education, acquired Ducasse Education

synopsis: Eurazeo Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 51% stake in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary and pastry arts, by the hospitality education group, Sommet Education. Since its creation in 1999, Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Ducasse Education
Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise through a wide array of initial and professional development training programs, as well as courses for career changers. Ducasse Education welcomes over 800 students and 3,000 apprentices at its three campuses.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Stephenson College will be merged with Brooksby Melton College,

synopsis: Brooksby Melton College, a specialist further and higher education college offering courses in an array of specialist vocational subjects, is to merge with Stephenson College, a further and higher education college in Coalville, Leicestershire.
buyer: Brooksby Melton College
Brooksby Melton College is a specialist further and higher education college offering courses in an array of specialist vocational subjects across its two campuses - the land-based Brooksby site and the creative and service industries one in Melton Mowbray. "
target: Stephenson College
Stephenson College Coalville is a further and higher education college in Coalville, Leicestershire. Stephenson College offers a variety of courses that include child care, motor vehicle, health & social care, hair & beauty, engineering, brick work, wood work, plumbing, higher education and more.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dean Tech merged with Rosedale Technical College,

synopsis: Two Pittsburgh-area tradel schools are merging, creating an educational institution with an enrollment of about 410 students. Dean Tech is merging with Rosedale Technical College, with the combined facility operating under the Rosedale Technical College flag. Dean Tech is a nationally accredited Trade School offering technical training.
buyer: Rosedale Technical College
Founded in 1949, Rosedale Technical College has a rich history of preparing students for employment in the trades. Rosedale provides students with the proper knowledge and equipment, as well as the necessary hands-on experience required for their field. "
target: Dean Tech
Dean Tech is a nationally accredited Trade and Technical School offering technical training which will prepare the graduate for employment opportunities. Dean Tech offers courses in the electrical trades, heating & air conditioning, building maintenance, or welding.
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

HCA Holdings, Inc., acquired Galen College of Nursing

synopsis: HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest educators of nurses in the U.S., announced that HCA Healthcare has become the majority owner of the parent company of Galen.
buyer: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA:$50,087.00)
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. "
target: Galen College of Nursing
Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest nursing educators in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs and practical/vocational nursing programs.
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closed 1/21/2019 via Company Press Release

MBH Corporation plc, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy

synopsis: MBH Corporation, a UK diversified investment holding company, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy, UK’s private beauty school that offers nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
buyer: MBH Corporation plc (DB:M8H:$63.90)
MBH Corporation plc is a UK diversified investment holding company. They acquire small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable, debt free and looking to scale. "
target: International School of Beauty Therapy
The International School of Beauty Therapy is UK’s private beauty school. They offer nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd, will purchase Ability Education and MEGT Institute from MEGT

synopsis: Australian Apex Education, a subsidiary of SDM Group Holdings and a leading provider of Vocational Education and Training, will acquire Ability Education and Institute Training (MEGT Institute) from MEGT. Ability Education provides English courses to international students. Institute Training provides courses on early childhood education and care.
buyer parent: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie
buyer: Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd
Apex Institute of Education is one of Australia's leading private providers of Vocational Education and Training for international and domestic students. Apex offers a range of quality courses developed and taught by highly experienced and qualified trainers in a diverse and inclusive environment. "
seller: MEGT
Ability Education provides English courses covering conversational, practical and academic English to international students. Institute Training is a Registered Training Organisation in Australia and a specialist provider for national accredited courses on early childhood education and care.
price ($mm)
$3.28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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Ticker: EVCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVCI Career Colleges
EVCI owns and operates accredited careers and college centers. Our vision is to grow both internally through the addition of new campuses and instructional programs and externally by acquiring additional degree granting institutions.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$65.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: ASX:RDH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RedHill Education Limited
RedHill Education Limited
RedHill Education provides quality student agency services, English language courses and a range of information technology, design and business programs at both vocational and degree level to Australian and international students.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$51.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.64
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: CEU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$46.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.27
EBIT ($mm)
$16.58
Net Income ($mm)
$15.26
Employees
409
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:ICT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: HRCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hartcourt Companies Inc.
Hartcourt Companies Inc.
Hartcourt Companies is a holding company for China’s providers of vocational education and technical training services. Hartcourt structures itself so that its portfolio of companies and affiliates can operate well-recognized institutions with dominant positions within their regions and sectors.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.02
Employees
40
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Ticker: TEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarena
Tarena
Tarena International, Inc. is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in twelve IT subjects.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$312.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.34
EBIT ($mm)
$26.81
Net Income ($mm)
$29.29
Employees
6257
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Ticker: SASE:4290
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$230.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.22
EBIT ($mm)
$20.64
Net Income ($mm)
$15.07
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:VET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocation Limited
Vocation Limited
Vocation Limited provides vocational education and training (VET) services in Australia. It offers education and training services to employees of Australian corporate and government clients, and individual students.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$104.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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Ticker: EVCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVCI Career Colleges
EVCI owns and operates accredited careers and college centers. Our vision is to grow both internally through the addition of new campuses and instructional programs and externally by acquiring additional degree granting institutions.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$65.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: ASX:RDH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RedHill Education Limited
RedHill Education Limited
RedHill Education provides quality student agency services, English language courses and a range of information technology, design and business programs at both vocational and degree level to Australian and international students.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$51.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.64
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: CEU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$46.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.27
EBIT ($mm)
$16.58
Net Income ($mm)
$15.26
Employees
409
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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  • watch
Ticker: ASX:ICT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: HRCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hartcourt Companies Inc.
Hartcourt Companies Inc.
Hartcourt Companies is a holding company for China’s providers of vocational education and technical training services. Hartcourt structures itself so that its portfolio of companies and affiliates can operate well-recognized institutions with dominant positions within their regions and sectors.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.02
Employees
40
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Ticker: TEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarena
Tarena
Tarena International, Inc. is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in twelve IT subjects.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$312.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.34
EBIT ($mm)
$26.81
Net Income ($mm)
$29.29
Employees
6257
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  • watch
Ticker: SASE:4290
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Al-Khaleej Training & Education
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$230.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.22
EBIT ($mm)
$20.64
Net Income ($mm)
$15.07
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:VET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocation Limited
Vocation Limited
Vocation Limited provides vocational education and training (VET) services in Australia. It offers education and training services to employees of Australian corporate and government clients, and individual students.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$104.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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