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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 1/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., acquired Orbis Education

synopsis: Grand Canyon Education, a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities, has completed the acquisition of Orbis Education Services, an education services company that supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities across the United States.
buyer: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE:$939.37)
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model. "
target: Orbis Education
Orbis Education develops and manages healthcare education solutions that help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. They form partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, clinically intensive healthcare education programs.
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$363
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Bain Capital Double Impact, acquired Penn Foster Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, announced that it led an investor group to acquire Penn Foster, a provider of skills development and digital credentialing solutions, from the Vistria Group. Penn Foster's digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with academic coaching.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bain Capital Double Impact
Bain Capital Double Impact is the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Bain Capital Double Impact utilizes Bain Capital's proven, deep diligence, value-added approach to build great companies that deliver competitive financial returns. "
target parent: The Vistria Group
target: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching.
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announced 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson Longman, will acquire Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC Education PLC, which offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region, said it has agreed to sell its non-core examinations subsidiary, Educational Resources Pte Ltd, or ER, to Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Longman
In Singapore since 1965, Pearson Longman draws on experiences, heritage and networks to bring numerous quality instructional programmes and resources that are tailor-made to the latest syllabuses from the Singapore Ministry of Education. "
target parent: AEC Education Plc
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
AEC Education Plc offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region. They have both class-based instruction and distance learning to post-graduate degree level.
price ($mm)
$4.03
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$3
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$0
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25.0x
closed 1/4/2008 via

AEC Education Plc, acquired Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC is pleased to announce the exchange of contracts to acquire the 65% of Educational Resources Pte Ltd that it does not already own (“the Acquisition”) with effect from 4 January 2008. ER is incorporated in Singapore and has four wholly owned subsidiaries. Following the Acquisition, AEC will hold 100% of the issued share capital of ER.
buyer: AEC Education Plc (AIM:AEC:$10.66)
AEC Education Plc provides a range of educational courses and training programs, both as tutored courses leading to qualifications and by way of distance learning under various arrangements with universities, primarily in Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
Educational Resources provides curriculum resources, library books, educational multimedia and teaching resources to schools in Singapore.
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$0.58*
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closed 10/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Blueprint Test Prep has acquired Med School Tutors, a tutoring and training company primarily focused on preparing medical students for certification and licensure exams. With the acquisition, Blueprint's team of tutors will grow to over 300 individuals and include medical students, residents and attendings from the top institutions in the country.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint is the premier high-stakes test preparation and training provider in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services within the LSAT, MCAT, and medical training verticals. "
target parent: Interactivation
target: Med School Tutors
Founded in 2006, Med School Tutors (MST) was the first organization to specialize in personalized one-on-one (1:1) USMLE and COMLEX tutoring. MST's mission is to provide unparalleled 1:1 tutoring and longitudinal support for its students and tutors, from pre-med through residency.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Aakash Educational Services Limited

synopsis: Edtech company Byju’s has acquired education institution Aakash Educational Services Ltd (AESL), as it looks to boost its presence in the test preparation segment. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly 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: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams.
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$950
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tanaka Gakushukai, acquired Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Alternative asset investment firm CLSA Capital Partners-backed Japanese school operator KK BC Ings (Tanaka Gakushukai) has acquired a fellow Japanese medical school preparation school Aksaka Gakuin in a bolt-on acquisition.
buyer parent: CITIC Securities Company Limited
buyer: Tanaka Gakushukai
Founded in 1990 by Hiroki Tanaka, BC Ings operates 68 cram schools for elementary, junior high and high school students under the brand “Tanaka Gakushukai”, which is synonymous with high-quality education. "
target: Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.
Akasaka Gakuin is a preparatory school for students specialized in examination in the medical department of Fukuoka (dentistry department / pharmaceutical department).
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closed 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Great Learning

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired Great Learning, one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly 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: Great Learning
Great Learning is one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
$600
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$44
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Eden Capital, acquired PDH Academy LLC

synopsis: Eden Capital, a New York based Private equity firm focused on the education, tech, and business services sectors, announced its acquisition of PDH Academy, a market leading online platform providing professional education and workforce solutions to professionals in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades.
buyer: Eden Capital
Eden Capital is a private equity firm focused on technology, business services and education. Eden partners with leading management teams, founders and owners to achieve growth and scale and maximize value for all stakeholders. "
target: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CERS Group, acquired Ad Verum

synopsis: The CERS Group, a Brazilian company that specializes in online education, has acquired Ad Verum Soporte Educacional, a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources.
buyer: CERS Group
The CERS Group is a Brazilian company that specializes in online education. The group offers courses for legal careers, public examinations, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations, and post-graduate examinations. CERS has helped over 800,000 students prepare for their exams. "
target: Ad Verum
Ad Verum Suporte Educacional is a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources to help students pass their exams.
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$4.24
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announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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announced 12/17/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Damasio Educacional SA

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio serves more than 50,000 students.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates nine educational institutions. Together, these institutions provide services to over 36,000 students across 15 campuses and offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, healthcare, law, engineering and technology. "
target: Damasio Educacional SA
Damásio Educacional is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio has a 44-year history in Brazil and serves more than 50,000 students through a network of approximately 220 learning centers and through distance learning.
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$50
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closed 10/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Multistate Legal Studies, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan, the international education firm, has acquired PMBR, a nationwide provider of test preparation for the multistate bar examination. PMBR, provides test prep courses, tutorials and workshops for the MBE, a uniform national 200 question multiple-choice exam that is part of most state bar exams.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Multistate Legal Studies, Inc.
PMBR is a leading provider of review courses to law students preparing for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) section of the bar exam. PMBR is the most comprehensive and largest provider of test preparation courses, texts and software serving the MBE, and serves all 50 states.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

TargetRBI merged with ixamBee,

synopsis: TargetRBI has merged with ixamBee, an online learning platform in India. TargetRBI is an online exam preperation platform in India. TargetRBI helps students to achieve their dream banking and finance job. The platform provides online courses for RBI, NABARD, SEBI, IRDA, SBI and other regulatory body exams.
buyer: ixamBee
ixamBee is an online learning platform in India. ixamBee provides technology-based learning solutions for competitive exams. They help unskilled graduates and undergraduates in preparation of competitive exams for jobs in central government, banks, railways and other competitive exams. "
target: TargetRBI
TargetRBI is an online exam preperation platform in India. TargetRBI helps students to achieve their dream banking and finance job. The platform provides online courses for RBI, NABARD, SEBI, IRDA, SBI and other regulatory body exams.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
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: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Partners, acquired Abitus, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm, has acquired Abitus Inc, a vocational education firm providing qualification training in various overseas certifications. Abitus offers US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: Abitus, Inc.
Abitus is a vocational education firm in Japan. Abitus provides qualification training in various overseas certifications, such as the US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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$330
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of Falcon Physician Reviews. Falcon offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.
Falcon Physician Reviews offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).
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$6.00
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closed 5/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ATC International

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of ATC International, a leading provider of professional accounting and finance training with centers in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: ATC International
Established in 1993, ATC International is a provider of professional finance and accounting training, working in partnership with clients and students alike so they can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and develop in today’s business climate.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Red Marker

synopsis: Kaplan, a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide, has acquired Red Marker, a company that is pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the world of regulatory compliance. Its Artemis system is already being used in Westpac Banking Corp.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
target: Red Marker
Red Marker is pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the world of regulatory compliance. Its Artemis system is already being used in Westpac Banking Corp and another of the big four banks, who are looking for ways to more proactively identify risk.
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closed 2/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Genesis Institute

synopsis: Global training and education company Kaplan has acquired Genesis Institute. Genesis offers exceptional CFA programmes and is a leading provider of financial training solutions in the UAE. Genesis and its team will trade under the name Kaplan Genesis and will continue to be based in Dubai and operate across the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan’s vast breadth and scope and distinguished heritage going back almost 80 years sets it apart from its competitors. "
target: Genesis Institute
Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago, leads the CFA examination market in the UAE and is a leading provider of financial training solutions. Genesis offers a wide range of courses for Finance and Non-Finance Professionals working at entry, mid-career, or senior level positions.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired CleanEdison, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry and its leading player, has acquired CleanEdison, a leading vocational school as a service platform specializing in the clean energy industry. The new unit, rebranded as Kaplan Clean Technology Education, offers job skills training and certification programs focused on clean energy related issues.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings 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 grades K - 12. "
target: CleanEdison, Inc.
CleanEdison educated companies and individuals in green building practices both through customized training and an open enrollment green training program. It has worked with federal, state and local governments, building design and construction firms, owners, operators, and real estate investors.
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announced 11/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Osborne Books Limited

synopsis: Kaplan International Holdings Limited, the training and education company, has entered into a legally binding agreement to purchase Osborne Books Limited, a leading educational publisher of learning resources for Accounting qualifications.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings 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 grades K - 12. "
target: Osborne Books Limited
Osborne Books is a leading educational publisher of learning resources for Accounting qualifications. They provide easy-to-read and value-for-money texts for schools, colleges and universities worldwide, together with a wealth of online support material.
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closed 12/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired SmartPros Ltd.

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, has completed its acquisition of SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings 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: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Education Corporation of America, purchased 38 Kaplan College Campuses from Kaplan Higher Education

synopsis: Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the U.S., and Kaplan Higher Education, have completed the previously announced all-stock transaction exchanging 38 campuses, which include Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, Texas School of Business and TESST College of Technology.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America owns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet. Their schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where they are located. "
seller parent: Graham Holdings Company
seller: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves over 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. The campuses being acquired by Education Corporation of America include Kaplan Career Institutes , TESST College of Technology and Texas School of Business locations, with more than 12,500 students enrolled in these schools.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Dev BootCamp

synopsis: Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry and its leading player, has acquired Dev Bootcamp, originator of the software coding bootcamp model and its leading player. Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program, which transforms beginners into full-stack web developers in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings 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: Dev BootCamp
Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program, which transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Students spend 70-90 hours a week building applications with Sinatra, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and Ruby on Rails.
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closed 10/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Sircon Corporation, acquired Kaplan Compliance Solutions

synopsis: Vertafore, the leading provider of insurance distribution channel management solutions, announced that the acquisition of Kaplan Compliance Solutions ("KCS") by its wholly owned subsidiary, Sircon, has closed. KCS is a technology and outsourcing solutions provider for the insurance and securities industries.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Sircon Corporation
Sircon Corp focuses specifically on the needs of the insurance industry, providing software and services to a variety of stakeholders including carriers, agencies, MGAs, individual producers, education providers and state regulators. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Kaplan Compliance Solutions
Kaplan Compliance Solutions (KCS) is a technology and outsourcing solutions provider for the insurance and securities industries. The company develops software and outsourcing solutions that streamline and automate the complex processes of on-boarding and producer and representative lifecycle.
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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Structuralia

synopsis: Kaplan, the global provider of training and education, has acquired Madrid-based Structuralia, the leader in e-learning for the engineering and infrastructure sector in Spain, for an undisclosed sum. Structuralia provides training to more than 85,000 staff employed at more than 1,350 companies.
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: Structuralia
Structuralia is a leading e-learning Postgraduate and Executive Engineering School that invests in developing specialized online training programs for the Construction, Infrastructure, Energy and Engineering sectors. Structuralia offers 16 Master’s degree programmes and 11 Executive Programs.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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$13
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closed 5/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Franklyn Scholar

synopsis: Kaplan Australia is excited to announce the acquisition of Franklyn Scholar, Australia’s leading national provider of work-based vocational training. Kaplan Australia and Franklyn Scholar are joining forces to bring together Kaplan’s leadership in financial services education and Franklyn Scholar’s broader market capabilities.
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: Franklyn Scholar
With offices in each state, Franklyn Scholar employs more than 200 professionals across Australia and will train more than 20,000 people this year. Franklyn Scholar offers in excess of 80 accredited courses to large companies, SME's and individuals seeking training.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

EducationDynamics, acquired Education Connection Services

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Education Connection, a valuable resource that helps prospective students find colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests. EducationDynamics acquired Education Connection from Kaplan.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Education Connection Services
By providing rich resources to help students explore careers, assess their aptitude for online learning and even match their personality type to specific occupations, Education Connection allows students to make well-informed decisions about the future.
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closed 9/10/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Murdoch Institute of Technology

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of higher education and professional training, announced that it has acquired the Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) from the Alexander Education Group. The Murdoch Institute of Technology offers courses that prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University.
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 parent: Alexander Education Group
target: Murdoch Institute of Technology
Australia-based Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) offers courses that prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University. MIT’s programs include diplomas in commerce, information technology, mass communications and science.
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired West of England Language Services

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired West of England Language Services Limited, an international group of English language schools located in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
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: West of England Language Services
West of England Language Services offers general English language training for adults, as well as courses focused on specific language needs, such as business English, academic English and preparation for the International English Language Testing System and University of Cambridge exams.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired National Paramedic Institute, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), a leader in online continuing education, announced the acquisition of National Paramedic Institute, Inc. (NPI), a South Florida-based company that provides online continuing education to firefighters and emergency services personnel.
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: National Paramedic Institute, Inc.
National Paramedic Institute, Inc. offers a series of case-based courses that include situational videos that meet national continuing education standards for fire and emergency service personnel.
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closed 10/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired The Study Group

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired The Study Group, a nationwide provider of self-study bar review with home study course offerings for full-service bar review in 30 U.S. states.
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: The Study Group
Founded in 1995, The Study Group is a leading national home study bar review and bar exam essay writing program.
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closed 7/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Pro Linguis

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools and businesses, announced that it has acquired Pro Linguis, a premier provider of educational services for students and professionals in Switzerland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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: Pro Linguis
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Pro Linguis is a leading provider of educational services to students seeking language studies abroad. Pro Linguis serves the student and professional community with programs in over 40 countries worldwide.
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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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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
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: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 7/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A., acquired Moura Lacerda

synopsis: Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional announced the purchase of the Moura Lacerda. Moura Lacerda, located in Ribeirão Preto (Brazil), is one of the most traditional educational institutions in the interior of São Paulo, with operations also in the city of Jaboticabal and a total of approximately 3,000 students from basic to post-secondary education.
buyer: Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A. (BOVESPA:CSED3:$345.96)
Committed to education since 1965, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has consolidated itself as the fourth largest teaching group in Brazil. Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional offers quality academic-professional training through 14 higher education institutions with recognized local brands. "
target: Moura Lacerda
Moura Lacerda, located in Ribeirão Preto (Brazil), is one of the most traditional educational institutions in the interior of São Paulo, with operations also in the city of Jaboticabal and a total of approximately 3,000 students from basic to post-secondary education.
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$10
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 3/13/2012 via Capital IQ

Benesse Corporation, acquired UP Inc.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings, Inc. has acquired 74.78% stake in UP Inc, provider of educational services in Nishinomiya, Japan.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
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$104*
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

synopsis: EDH, a private higher education group controlled by Quilvest alongside IK and management, acquires ESEC. Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target parent: Hildegarde
target: ESEC SARL
Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. Located in the heart of Paris and recognized by the Ministry of Culture, ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
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announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

synopsis: Afya Participações is to acquire UNIGRANRIO, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: UNIGRANRIO
UNIGRANRIO is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
price ($mm)
$131
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$49
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announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry Barnard School will be merged with The Providence Country Day School,

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

synopsis: Ardian, a world-leading French private equity house, has acquired a majority stake in AD Education alongside Kevin Guenegan, founder and CEO of the group, as well as the management team. Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$103 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts. AD Education covers four main sub-segments: Design & Graphical Arts, Media & Digital, Audiovisual, and Culture & Luxury.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Westcliff University formally announced the acquisition of Western State College of Law, now recognized as Western State College of Law at Westcliff University. As the oldest law school in Orange County, Calif., Western State is a highly regarded institution with graduates serving as successful trial lawyers, and top judges.
buyer: Westcliff University
Westcliff University is an innovative international higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the global business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, and STEM. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

synopsis: GFH Financial Group (GFH) announced that it, alongside its strategic partners, has successfully completed the acquisition of AMA International University-Bahrain (AMAIUB), further building the Group’s local and regional education portfolio. AMAIUB has quickly grown to be a leading provider of higher education for local and regional students.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$266.02)
GFH is one of the most recognised financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: AMA International University
AMA International University-Bahrain offers undergraduate degree programmes namely: Bachelor of Sciences in Business Informatics, International Studies, Computer Science, Informatics Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering.
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$100
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announced 10/29/2020 via Company Press Release

American Public Education, Inc., will acquire Rasmussen College, Inc.

synopsis: American Public Education, Inc. – parent company of online learning provider American Public University System and on-ground, pre-licensure Hondros College of Nursing – will acquire Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College), a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving in the US.
buyer: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI:$299.01)
American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is a leading provider of higher learning dedicated to preparing students all over the world. APEI offers academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through Hondros College of Nursing. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Rasmussen College, Inc.
Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College) is a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving over 18,000 students at its 24 campuses across six states and online. Rasmussen is one of the largest providers of pre-licensure nursing programs in the United States.
price ($mm)
$329
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$256
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$43
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1.3x
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7.7x
closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

synopsis: Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman), a private higher education group in France, has acquired CREAD Institut, a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut offers courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CREAD Institut
CREAD Institut is a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut is managed by interior designers to train the interior designers of tomorrow. They offer courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire Unijuazeiro

synopsis: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP), a Brazilian education group, will acquire Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro), a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: Unijuazeiro
Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro) is a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro's mission is to provide students with the training and knowledge they need to improve their society. They offer courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
price ($mm)
$4.52
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$4
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$1
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1.2x
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5.6x
closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

CAPZA, acquired IMF Business School

synopsis: CAPZA, a European private investment platform, has acquired a majority stake in IMF International Business School, an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals.
buyer: CAPZA
CAPZA is a European private investment platform. CAPZA offers financing solutions to small & mid cap companies at every stage of their development. With €3 billion of assets, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for investing in businesses at the service of investors in Europe and around the world."
target: IMF Business School
IMF Business School is an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals. They offer courses for engineering and technology, HR, marketing, economics, health, and more.
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announced 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Willamette University, will acquire Pacific Northwest College Of Art

synopsis: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will merge with Willamette University. PNCA will become part of Salem-based Willamette but will retain its name, faculty and current campus. Founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
buyer: Willamette University
Willamette University is a private liberal arts college in Salem, Ore. Willamette began offering the first college-level arts programs in the Northwest in 1860. The institution’s College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the studio arts, theater, music and art history. "
target: Pacific Northwest College Of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

synopsis: AD Education, an international network of higher education institutions, has acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW), a university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW) is a private, state-approved university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
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announced 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Tennessee, will acquire Martin Methodist College

synopsis: The University of Tennessee, a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee, is to acquire Martin Methodist College, a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years Martin was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
buyer: University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. "
target: Martin Methodist College
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years it was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

IONIS Education Group, acquired SUPINFO International University

synopsis: IONIS Education Group, the leading private higher education group in France, has acquired SUPINFO, a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking and more.
buyer: IONIS Education Group
IONIS Education Group is the leading private higher education group in France. IONIS Education Group has more than 25 schools and educational institutions across 20 French cities. Their schools offer courses for business, marketing, management, finance, IT, aeronautics, energy, biology and more. "
target: SUPINFO International University
SUPINFO is a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking, IT law, software development and more.
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Western State University College of Law

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Matching Companies
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: BSE:540403
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CL Educate Limited
CL Educate Limited
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.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$43.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.20
EBIT ($mm)
$5.08
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
376
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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Ticker: JSE:ADH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADvTECH Group
ADvTECH Group
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$293.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$56.66
EBIT ($mm)
$46.13
Net Income ($mm)
$23.58
Employees
6941
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Ticker: SEHK:6169
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: OTCPK:AMBO.Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambow Education
Ambow Education
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2358
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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: LAUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,977.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.12
EBIT ($mm)
$278.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41000
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Ticker: COCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,480.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.40
EBIT ($mm)
$23.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12650
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Ticker: ESI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: ATGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.37
EBIT ($mm)
$166.11
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3971
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: BOVESPA:CSED3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Committed to education since 1965, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has consolidated itself as the fourth largest teaching group in Brazil. Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional offers quality academic-professional training through 14 higher education institutions with recognized local brands.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$345.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.01
EBIT ($mm)
$43.36
Net Income ($mm)
$2.84
Employees
0
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Ticker: APEI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc. is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$299.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.39
EBIT ($mm)
$21.06
Net Income ($mm)
$13.19
Employees
2145
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$253.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.10
EBIT ($mm)
$21.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.90
EBIT ($mm)
$42.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.84
Employees
7100
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