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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 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Open English LLC., acquired Next University, Inc.

synopsis: Open English, an online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced it has acquired technology education startup Next University. Next University offers digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as mobile app development, web development and computer programming.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is a leading Education Technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The company was founded in 2007 to reinvent the way to teach English online, to meet the needs of busy working professionals. "
target: Next University, Inc.
Next University is an Education Technology company focused on providing individuals across Latin America with the technical competencies needed for the jobs of tomorrow. They offer students with employer-aligned certification programs in Web Development, JavaScript, and Mobile Android Development.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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announced 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baiyang Investment Group, Inc., will acquire Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) is acquiring Beijing Mars Era Technology (Mars). Founded in 2001, Mars operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design.
buyer: Baiyang Investment Group, Inc. (SZSE:002696:$309.04)
Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) was founded in 2000. Awarded as national leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization, Baiyang group has built up a complete industrial chain and the business includes aquatic R&D, aquatic fry breeding and more. "
target: Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd. operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design. Marsera offers more than 20 professional courses, including UI design, game design, film and television special effects and more.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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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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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
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$80
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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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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announced 12/11/2014 via GlobeNewswire

YY Inc., will acquire edu24ol.com

synopsis: YY Inc., a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform, will fully acquire Beijing Huanqiu Xingxue Technology Development Co., Ltd ("Xingxue") and Beijing Huanqiu Chuangzhi Software Co., Ltd ("Chuangzhi"). Xingxue and Chuangzhi operate the online education website, edu24ol.com, an online vocational training and language training platform.
buyer: YY Inc. (YY:$4,610.47)
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities. "
target: edu24ol.com
Edu24ol.com is one of China's leading online vocational training and language training platforms. Edu24ol.com generates over half of its revenues from students studying architecture and construction engineering, but also has a strong focus in the medical, finance and accounting subject matter.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$5,218.21)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

CommonBond, acquired NextGen Vest

synopsis: CommonBond, a leading fintech company that lowers the cost of education through data and technology, announced the acquisition of NextGenVest, a pioneer in helping Generation Z make the best financial decisions from high school, through college, and beyond.
buyer: CommonBond
CommonBond is a financial technology company on a mission to give students and graduates more affordable, transparent, and simple ways to pay for higher education. The company offers loans to current students, refinance loans to college graduates, and a suite of student loan repayment benefits. "
target: NextGen Vest
NextGenVest is the "Money Mentor" for Generation Z. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, the company powers hyper-personalized financial coaching primarily through text message to students starting in high school and beyond.
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announced 7/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Galvanize, Inc., will acquire Hack Reactor

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

Hack Reactor, acquired MakerSquare

synopsis: Hack Reactor, the leader in immersive education for computer programming, announced it has acquired MakerSquare, another leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. MakerSquare started in 2013 when the founders identified Austin as an emerging technology market in need of highly qualified developers.
buyer: Hack Reactor
Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor is an advanced immersive program that trains students 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. "
target: MakerSquare
MakerSquare aims for students to take away two things: an exceptional understanding of JavaScript, and a fundamental understanding of software engineering principles to have a long and successful programming career.
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closed 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 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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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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closed 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

LRNG merged with Southern New Hampshire University,

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University and LRNG, two of the largest and most innovative education organizations in the country, are merging to build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S. LRNG's platform immerses youth in rich playlists and curated educational content to help plan paths to success.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 100,000 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: LRNG
LRNG's goal is to enable young people to define their purpose and find paths to success. LRNG's platform immerses youth in connected communities of practice. Through rich playlists and curated content, youth earn digital badges that unlock opportunities like micro-scholarships, internships and more.
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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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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Roosevelt University, acquired Robert Morris University Illinois

synopsis: Roosevelt University, an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university, has acquired Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU), a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU provides education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
buyer: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt University offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can develop their unique abilities and interests. "
target: Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) is a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
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announced 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Henderson State University will be merged with Arkansas State University System,

synopsis: Henderson State University, a public university with a strong liberal arts heritage, will be merged with the Arkansas State University System, an organization that serves 22,238 students on campuses in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico, and globally online with a total operating budget of $285 million.
buyer: Arkansas State University System
The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,310 students in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico. The ASU System includes ASU, with an instructional site in Paragould and degree centers in Beebe, Mountain Home, Blytheville, Forrest City, and West Memphis. "
target: Henderson State University
Founded as a private institution in 1890, Henderson State University has a strong liberal arts heritage that is the base of more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, earning the university its status as Arkansas’s public liberal arts university.
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announced 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

College of the Ouachitas will be merged with Arkansas State University System,

synopsis: College of the Ouachitas will become the newest member institution of the Arkansas State University System. College of the Ouachitas is a public community college located in Malvern, Arkansas. COTO has approximately 1,500 students annually through its degree programs, technical courses, and community educational offerings.
buyer: Arkansas State University System
The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,310 students in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico. The ASU System includes ASU, with an instructional site in Paragould and degree centers in Beebe, Mountain Home, Blytheville, Forrest City, and West Memphis. "
target: College of the Ouachitas
College of the Ouachitas (COTO) is a public community college located in Malvern, Arkansas. COTO has approximately 1,500 students annually through its degree programs, technical courses, and community educational offerings.
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announced 12/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

China YuHua Education Corporation Limited, will acquire Hunan International Economics University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions, has signed an agreement for the sale of Laureate’s interest in Hunan International Economics University (HIEU), one of the largest and most respected private universities in China, to China YuHua Education Corporation Limited.
buyer: China YuHua Education Corporation Limited (SEHK:6169:$214.86)
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. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Hunan International Economics University
Hunan International Economics University (HIEU) was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest and most respected private universities in China. Serving more than 30,000 students, HIEU focuses on academic innovation and professionally orientated programs. HIEU has campuses in Changsha and Changde.
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announced 6/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bolton College will be merged with University of Bolton,

synopsis: Bolton College, a further education college located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, is set to merge with University of Bolton, a public university also in Bolton that has approximately 11,000 students across all sites and courses.
buyer: University of Bolton
The University of Bolton is a public university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has approximately 11,000 students across all sites and courses. "
target: Bolton College
Bolton College is a further education college located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. The college provides a range of courses that include vocational education, work-based learning, ESOL courses, Diplomas, apprenticeships and Access courses.
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closed 6/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Philadelphia University merged with Thomas Jefferson University,

synopsis: Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have announced their official combination, creating a national comprehensive university designed to deliver high-impact education and value for students in medicine, science, architecture, design, fashion, textiles, health, business, engineering and more.
buyer: Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University offers academic programs in all the health sciences, and are one of the most highly recognized interprofessional healthcare learning institutions. They are committed to educating professionals and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care."
target: Philadelphia University
Philadelphia University is a private university with 3,750 students enrolled in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University prepares students to be leaders in their professions in an active, collaborative and real-world learning environment infused with the liberal arts.
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closed 6/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Philadelphia University merged with Thomas Jefferson University,

synopsis: Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have announced their official combination, creating a national comprehensive university designed to deliver high-impact education and value for students in medicine, science, architecture, design, fashion, textiles, health, business, engineering and more.
buyer: Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University offers academic programs in all the health sciences, and are one of the most highly recognized interprofessional healthcare learning institutions. They are committed to educating professionals and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care."
target: Philadelphia University
Philadelphia University is a private university with 3,750 students enrolled in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University prepares students to be leaders in their professions in an active, collaborative and real-world learning environment infused with the liberal arts.
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announced 2/19/2014 via Washington Post

Corcoran College of Art and Design will be merged with George Washington University,

synopsis: George Washington University has agreed to take over Corcoran College of Art and Design, an educational institution that offers undergraduate degree, graduate degree, and associate degree programs. The area of study includes media design, graphic design, interior design, photojournalism, and arts education.
buyer: George Washington University
George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They offer a rich range of disciplines from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy."
target: Corcoran College of Art and Design
Corcoran College of Art and Design is an educational institution that offers undergraduate degree, graduate degree, and associate degree programs. The area of study includes media design, graphic design, interior design, photojournalism, and arts education.
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closed 9/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., acquired Colorado School of Professional Psychology

synopsis: Bridgepoint Education, recently recognized as the fastest-growing private education company in the United States by Inc. Magazine, has acquired the Colorado School of Professional Psychology in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and renamed the school The University of the Rockies. The university offers highly specialized psychology degrees.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education was founded in 1999 to provide affordable, accelerated work-place related courses for adult students seeking a bachelor's degree. Bridgepoint's curriculum has helped more than 25,000 students earn a high-quality regionally accredited degree. "
target: Colorado School of Professional Psychology
The Colorado School of Professional Psychology provides a professional graduate education in psychology to individuals who seek licensure as psychologists or practice in other arenas of the profession. The School is a not-for-profit, private graduate school that offers MA and PsyD degrees.
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closed 11/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired UniRedentor

synopsis: Afya Limited, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired UniRedentor, a non-profit post-secondary education institution in Brazil. UniRedentor offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine. UniRedentor also offers other health-related undergraduate degrees and graduation programs in medicine and health.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$216.49)
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: UniRedentor
UniRedentor is a non-profit post-secondary education institution in Brazil. UniRedentor offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Rio de Janeiro. UniRedentor also offers other health-related undergraduate degrees and graduation programs in medicine and health.
price ($mm)
$57
rev ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

National Restaurant Association, will acquire American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute

synopsis: The National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association announced a partnership for the largest foodservice trade association in the world to acquire the training business assets and products of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute.
buyer: National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets. The NRA represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. "
target parent: American Hotel & Lodging Association
target: American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute
The American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute is one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Life Academy merged with Christian Life Academy,

synopsis: Three Christian schools will merge into a new school called United Christian Academy. Bethany Academy and Life Academy will join Christian Life Academy in the merger. The new school will be run out of Bethany Academy's Bloomington campus. The school will be interdenominational and independent, meaning it's not associated with any existing church.
buyer: Christian Life Academy
Christian Life Academy (CLA), accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, is a Pre-K-12 Christian school. CLA offers programs for Pre-school through 12th grade, low student-to-teacher ratios, emphasis on fundamental academic subjects, and college preparatory curriculum. "
target: Life Academy
Life Academy is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian school. Life Academy classrooms are spacious and provide for full class instruction, as well as small group work areas. Life Academy has a full ball field, a playground, sledding hills, and a newly updated computer lab.
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announced 12/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

GoodStart, will acquire ABC Learning Centres Ltd

synopsis: 678 ABC Learning centres will be purchased from receivers McGrathNicol by GoodStart, a non-profit company established by Social Ventures Australia and the respected charities Mission Australia, the Benevolent Society and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
buyer: GoodStart
GoodStart is a non-profit company established by Social Ventures Australia and the respected charities Mission Australia, the Benevolent Society and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. "
target: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
ABC is committed to providing high quality, affordable care and education for families. As part of this commitment, ABC has developed a Corporate Child Care model that supports companies and corporations in providing access to childcare places for their staff.
price ($mm)
$91
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closed 5/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Nord Anglia Education, Inc., acquired Netherlands Inter-community School

synopsis: Nord Anglia Education acquired the Netherlands Inter-community School (NIS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. NIS is a non-profit independent Early Years & Primary Years school open to students of all nationalities from 2 years to 12 years old.
buyer: Nord Anglia Education, Inc. (NORD:$907.80)
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. They are a global family of 46 international schools, providing outstanding education to over 39,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. "
target: Netherlands Inter-community School
Netherlands Inter-community School (NIS) is a non-profit independent Early Years & Primary Years school located in the leafy suburb of Cilandak south of Jakarta open to students of all nationalities from 2 years to 12 years old.
price ($mm)
$0.70
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closed 10/19/2009 via BusinessWire

Wireless Generation, acquired The Writers' Express, Inc.

synopsis: Wireless Generation, a leading provider of tools, systems, and services that help teachers to teach smarter, announced that it has acquired The Writers' Express (WEX), a creator of writing curriculum and professional development for grades 3-12.
buyer: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions. "
target: The Writers' Express, Inc.
The Writers’ Express (WEX) is a Boston-area non-profit with a 15-year record of driving measurable gains in the literacy skills of students in grades 3-12.
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announced 5/25/2010 via

Wyncrest Group, Inc., will acquire State Continuing Education Inc.

synopsis: Wyncrest Group has signed a non-disclosure and non-circumvent agreement to acquire State Continuing Education Inc. ("StateCE"). StateCE is a profitable provider of online continuing education programs, which delivers over 300,000 continuing education courses to licensed professionals nationwide.
buyer: Wyncrest Group, Inc. (WNCG:$0.00)
Wyncrest Group, Inc. is a growing financial services organization. Wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Financial Group has been delivering trusted insurance products and financial services since 1988, serving more than 22,000 clients throughout the United States. "
target: State Continuing Education Inc.
State Continuing Education Inc., best known as StateCE, provides online continuing education (CE) courses to business professionals and tradesmen in the United States.
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closed 12/27/2010 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired J.Y. Monk

synopsis: Kaplan Real Estate Education announced the acquisition of J.Y. Monk, the leading provider of real estate licensing and continuing education in North Carolina.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional helps busy professionals obtain in-demand certifications and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers in various industries. "
target: J.Y. Monk
Founded in 1975, J.Y. Monk offers broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, exam prep courses, continuing education courses and Broker-In-Charge Annual Review (BICAR) courses. J.Y. Monk delivers education to 36 classroom locations throughout the state and has served over 180,000 students.
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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)
$131
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
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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