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closed 3/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Post University, acquired American Sentinel University

synopsis: Post University and American Sentinel University announced that they have completed their merger, creating American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University in Connecticut. American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare).
buyer parent: Generation Partners
buyer: Post University
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University® is known for its innovation and focus on providing every online and on-campus student an extraordinary educational experience with an unmatched level of personalized support. "
target: American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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closed 3/30/2011 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Outside the Classroom

synopsis: EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology platform addressing growing state mandates in new subject areas, has announced the acquisition of Boston-based Outside The Classroom, Inc., the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Substance Abuse, and additional product areas. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: Outside the Classroom
Outside The Classroom is a Boston-based company that was founded to address epidemic-level public health issues affecting education, corporate, and government institutions. The company is the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
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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 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

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

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
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$70
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$19
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$4
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hansefit GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Fitbase Institut für Online Prävention GmbH

synopsis: Hansefit, an international network for company fitness offerings, acquires Fitbase, a leading German provider of digital health prevention solutions. Fitbase provides certified prevention courses available online and via app at any time. Fitbase was founded in Hamburg in 2014 by Johannes Heering and Dr. René Bohnsack.
buyer parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
buyer: Hansefit GmbH & Co. KG
Hansefit is a leading company fitness network in Germany. The company serves as an aggregating platform for corporate fitness and allows employees of corporate clients access to numerous partnerships such as fitness studios, swimming pools, spa services and physiotherapy. "
target: Fitbase Institut für Online Prävention GmbH
Fitbase was founded in Hamburg in 2014 by Johannes Heering and Dr. René Bohnsack and is a pioneer in the development of digital and innovative prevention solutions in the field of occupational health promotion. Solutions include certified prevention courses available online and via app at any time.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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announced 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reeltime Media Ltd, will acquire Fitlink Group

synopsis: ReelTime Media Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fitlink Group. They were established in 1985 and is the only independent college that has operated for 30 years, delivering accredited fitness training courses online.
buyer: Reeltime Media Ltd (AU:RMA:$0.21)
Reeltime Media Limited is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Digital Services, Media & Advertising, and IT companies. Through its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries RMA provides a complete service offering for SME's, corporate and government clients. "
target: Fitlink Group
Fitlink Group is a premium supplier of online Personal Training Courses to the Fitness Industry. Completion of Fitlink's Certificate in Fitness enables you to perform the roles of Exercise Assistant, Exercise Instructor I, Exercise Instructor II and Personal Trainer (Employed).
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$245.70)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
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announced 8/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida

synopsis: Afya is to acquire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Afya Participações S.A., 100% of the total share capital of Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida, or FESAR, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará.
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: Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida
Faculdade de Ensino Superior da Amazônia Reunida (FESAR) is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará and medical courses represent 70% of its 2019 Net Revenue.
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closed 8/14/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired Instituto Paraense de Educação e Cultura Ltda.

synopsis: Afya Limited announced the acquisition of 100% of the total share capital of IPEC—Instituto Paraense de Educação e Cultura Ltda., or IPEC. IPEC is a non-operational post-secondary education institution with governmental authorization to offer on-campus, post-secondary undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará, Brazil.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$216.49)
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 from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: Instituto Paraense de Educação e Cultura Ltda.
Instituto Paraense de Educação e Cultura Ltda., or IPEC is a non-operational post-secondary education institution with governmental authorization to offer on-campus, post-secondary undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Pará, Brazil.
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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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announced 12/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

ASIAMET Education Group Berhad, will acquire Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

synopsis: Asiamet Education Group Bhd has entered into a conditional share sale agreement with SMRT Holdings Bhd and SMR Education Sdn Bhd to acquire CUCMS Education Sdn Bhd (CESB). Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) is a top-tier healthcare university in Malaysia. CUCMS now offers programmes including postgraduate research courses.
buyer parent: Creador
buyer: ASIAMET Education Group Berhad (KLSE:MEGB:$7.70)
ASIAMET Education Group Berhad, an investment holding company, provides higher education and training services in allied health and non-allied health in Malaysia. It operates ASIA Metropolitan University and Masterskill Global Colleges. "
target parent: SMR Group
target: Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) is a top-tier healthcare university in Malaysia as reflected in the latest Malaysian Qualification Agency's SETARA ratings. CUCMS now offers more than 20 programmes including masters and doctorate level postgraduate research courses.
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closed 3/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Post University, acquired American Sentinel University

synopsis: Post University and American Sentinel University announced that they have completed their merger, creating American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University in Connecticut. American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare).
buyer parent: Generation Partners
buyer: Post University
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University® is known for its innovation and focus on providing every online and on-campus student an extraordinary educational experience with an unmatched level of personalized support. "
target: American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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closed 3/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Post University, acquired American Sentinel University

synopsis: Post University and American Sentinel University announced that they have completed their merger, creating American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University in Connecticut. American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare).
buyer parent: Generation Partners
buyer: Post University
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University® is known for its innovation and focus on providing every online and on-campus student an extraordinary educational experience with an unmatched level of personalized support. "
target: American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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closed 3/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Post University, acquired American Sentinel University

synopsis: Post University and American Sentinel University announced that they have completed their merger, creating American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University in Connecticut. American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare).
buyer parent: Generation Partners
buyer: Post University
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University® is known for its innovation and focus on providing every online and on-campus student an extraordinary educational experience with an unmatched level of personalized support. "
target: American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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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.
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$131
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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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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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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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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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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.
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$329
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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)
$4.52
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
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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closed 8/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba

synopsis: Afya, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB), a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$216.49)
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba
Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB) is a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
price ($mm)
$70
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire FACIMED

synopsis: CENESUP - Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., a subsidiary of Ser Educacional SA, agreed to acquire 100% of Sociedade Regional de Educação e Cultura Ltda. (“SOREC”), maintainer of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Cacoal - FACIMED (“FACIMED”). Facimed is located in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine.
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: FACIMED
Facimed is located in the city of Cacoal (RO) in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine - enrolled in 26 face-to-face undergraduate courses. The institution is recognized in the region for its activities in the health courses segment.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Escuela CES

synopsis: French group AD Education, a company backed by Cathay Capital and BPI France, has wholly acquired Spanish school Escuela Superior de Imagen Sonido y Tecnología (Ces). Based in Spain, Escuela CES is the first Official School approved in the audiovisual sector and the most recognized school in the industry.
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: Escuela CES
In 1984, a group of renowned sound, image and teaching professionals came together to respond to a growing demand for audiovisual training and formed Escuela CES. Based in Spain, they are the first Official School approved in the sector and the most recognized school in the audiovisual industry.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Delaware State University, will acquire Wesley College

synopsis: Delaware State University announced that it will acquire Wesley College, a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del., making Delaware State the first historically Black university to acquire an institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
buyer: Delaware State University
DSU (Delaware State University) enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of their heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. "
target: Wesley College
Wesley College is a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del. Founded in 1873 as a prep school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, education, business administration and environmental science.
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