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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Summer Capital, acquired Swiss Education Group Ltd.

synopsis: Summer Capital, a leading Asia-based investment management firm, has acquired Swiss Education Group from Invision, a leading Swiss- and Germany-based investment firm. Swiss Education Group manages 5 schools in Switzerland. Their hotel management and culinary schools offer Bachelor degree, Postgraduate diploma and Master programmes.
buyer: Summer Capital
Summer Capital is a leading Asia-based investment management firm focused on global investment opportunities. The firm focuses on investing in companies related to education, hospitality, telecommunications, media, technology, healthcare, fintech, and logistics. "
target parent: Invision Private Equity AG
target: Swiss Education Group Ltd.
Swiss Education Group manages 5 schools in Switzerland. Their hotel management and culinary schools offer Bachelor degree, Postgraduate diploma and Master programmes. Their programmes combine academic learning with practical experience and are designed to meet the needs of hospitality employers.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Galileo Global Education, acquired macromedia GmbH

synopsis: Galileo Global Education acquired 80 percent of Macromedia GmbH. macromedia GmbH is a leading provider of vocational education and training in Germany with a clear focus on the media sector as a professional environment.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education Is a company incorporated in Luxembourg, focused on providing students with access to Higher Education in selected countries. "
target: macromedia GmbH
The Macromedia GmbH is a leading provider of vocational education and training in Germany with a clear focus on the media sector as a professional environment.
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closed 7/10/2006 via Company Press Release

DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc., Knightstone Media, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc. and its subsidiaries (CSB) announced that the sale of the business to a new investor group from founder Dick Robinson has been completed.
buyer: DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc.
buyer: Knightstone Media
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (DLJMB) is a leading private equity investor that has a 21-year record of investing in leveraged buyouts and related transactions across a broad range of industries. "
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Yellowbrick, acquired Animation Mentor

synopsis: New York-based education platform Yellowbrick has acquired Animation Mentor, the leading online animation school founded by renowned professional animators behind the biggest hits from Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Industrial Light & Magic.
buyer: Yellowbrick
Yellowbrick is a global leader in online education and career exploration for the Arts, Media, Sports, and Entertainment industries. The company develops exciting, accessible online programs in collaboration with top brands and world-renowned universities. "
target: Animation Mentor
Animation Mentor is the original, online animation school. Its students learn directly from working industry professionals – with more instructors from major studios than any other school – and get the one on one time they need to prepare for a successful career in the Animation Industry.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, acquired College of Sound and Music Production

synopsis: ReadCloud, a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools, has acquired College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”). The acquisition expands ReadCloud’s product offering and market presence in the Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) in schools market.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: College of Sound and Music Production
College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”) is the market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) courses for the music industry, which is a top-10 vertical in the VET-in-Schools sector.
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$0.75
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announced 9/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Lynn University, will acquire Digital Media Arts College (DMAC)

synopsis: Lynn University announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Digital Media Arts College (DMAC). Founded in 2002, DMAC focuses on programs in graphic design, game art, animation, visual effects and web design to prepare students for professional careers in the digital arts.
buyer: Lynn University
Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 students from 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Lynn as the top international university in the region. "
target: Digital Media Arts College (DMAC)
Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) is a private, boutique art and design college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 2002, DMAC focuses on programs in graphic design, game art, animation, visual effects and web design to prepare students for professional careers in the digital arts.
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closed 7/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Nottingham Trent University, acquired Confetti Media Group

synopsis: Confetti Media Group, which provides training for around 1,300 students at the start of their careers in games, TV, film, music, events and radio, has been bought by Nottingham Trent University for an undisclosed fee. Confetti Media Group's family of companies turns over £8 million a year and employs 200 staff.
buyer: Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University is an educational institution that provides graduate, postgraduate, and short courses. It offers programs in biochemistry; branding & identity design; psychology & education; neuroscience; molecular biology; textile design; accounting & finance; decorative arts; and more."
target: Confetti Media Group
Confetti Media Group is a group of businesses committed to developing creativity. Their success has come by looking for new and innovative ways to approach business and education. They have created unique creative business and learning environments that enable innovation and creativity to flourish.
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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 4/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Thalo.com, acquired Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Thalo.com, in conjunction with its sister site, Doddle has acquired Larry Jordan & Associates Inc and its websites DigitalProductionBuzz.com and LarryJordan.com. LarryJordan.com is a premier provider of online training, product reviews and information for media professionals. DigitalProductionBuzz provides digital production information.
buyer: Thalo.com
Thalo LLC (www.thalo.com) located in Melville, NY is an artist community and promotion engine for creative people to come to be inspired, to connect and to showcase their creativity. "
target: Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. (LJA) is a multi-faceted company led by highly-regarded producer Larry Jordan. LJA provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Al Najah Education, acquired Brooklyn Melodies Music Center LLC

synopsis: Dubai-based education investment company Al Najah Education, subsidiary of Al Masah Capital Management, has acquired a majority stake in Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre (BMMC). BMMC is a music and ballet training firm with eight branches across Dubai, serving over 2,500 students.
buyer parent: Al Masah Capital
buyer: Al Najah Education
Al Najah Education Limited (AN) is established and managed by Al Masah Capital Limited, an alternative investment manager, with a vision to create one of the largest educational platforms in the MENA and Southeast Asia region, encompassing the full education spectrum across four verticals. "
target: Brooklyn Melodies Music Center LLC
Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre (BMMC) is a music and ballet training firm with eight branches across Dubai, serving over 2,500 students.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

H-Farm S.p.A., acquired BigRock Srl

synopsis: H-Farm has finished the acquisition of additional shares of BigRock (of which H-Farm already held 30%), the famous Italian school of computer graphics and visual arts founded by Marco Savini. H-Farm increased their shares to 99%.
buyer: H-Farm S.p.A. (BIT:FARM:$60.11)
H-FARM is a public company that supports the creation of new business models and the digital transformation and education of people and enterprises. Founded in 2005, it was the first company in the world to establish a model that includes education, investment and consultancy services. "
target: BigRock Srl
BigRock is an Italian school of computer graphics and visual arts. With its three master's degrees in computer graphics, virtual reality and concept art, it is truly a cutting-edge company in the European 3D animation sector, boasting an employment rate of over 80% in the first 12 months.
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announced 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AC Education, will acquire The National Teachers College

synopsis: AC Education, the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines, will acquire a 96% stake in the National Teachers College (NTC), a premier education institution in the Philippines. NTC has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
buyer parent: Ayala Corporation
buyer: AC Education
AC Education, Inc. is the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines. AC Education Inc. includes its subsidiaries University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest universities in Bicol, and APEC Schools, the largest stand-alone chain of private high schools in the country."
target: The National Teachers College
The National Teachers College (NTC) is a premier education institution in the Philippines. It has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

National Louis University, will acquire Kendall College

synopsis: National Louis University, a nonprofit, non-denominational University, will acquire Kendall College from Laureate Education, a network of higher education institutions. Kendall College is an institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education.
buyer: National Louis University
National Louis University (NLU) is a nonprofit, non-denominational University that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with career and professional development. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Kendall College
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education. The curriculum at Kendall College effectively prepares students to become leaders in their professions.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udenna Corporation, acquired Enderun Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Udenna Corporation, the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy, fully acquired Enderun Colleges, a private education institution in the Philippines. Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
buyer: Udenna Corporation
Founded in 2002 and based in Davao City, Philippines, Udenna Corporation is the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy. Udenna has diverse business interests in oil and gas, shipping and logistics, and real estate. "
target: Enderun Colleges, Inc.
Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college in the Philippines that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
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announced 3/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Eurazeo, will acquire Glion and Les Roches

synopsis: Eurazeo, one of Europe's leading investment companies, will acquire Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management from Laureate Education, the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions. Glion and Les Roches rank among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Glion and Les Roches
Glion and Les Roches rank among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for preparing students for an international career. Glion has a combined total of more than 2,000 students on its campuses, while Les Roches has more than 2,900 students combined on its campuses.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PE Hub

Sterling Partners, acquired Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

synopsis: Sterling Partners has acquired a majority stake in Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy (TFA), Chicago’s premier digital media arts college. TFA has gained national prominence for providing students real-world, hands-on projects using cutting-edge digital technology in a two-year, career-focused program.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target: Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago’s premier digital media arts college, offers a two-year, career-focused program leading to an associate degree in disciplines including Film & Broadcast, Game & Interactive Media, Recording Arts, Animation & Visual Effects and, most recently,
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closed 5/20/2009 via BNC Analysis

Dick Robinson, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: North Palm Beach philanthropist Dick Robinson has bought back the Connecticut School of Broadcasting he founded 45 years ago. Robinson, who hosts a weekly WXEL-FM radio show from his yacht Airwaves, said he paid about $1 million for the school he sold in 2006 to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse.
buyer: Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson, in addition to being a radio and TV personality, is President of Robinson Media, which has owned New England radio stations and Robinson Media Satellite Division. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
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closed 4/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, acquired Clemens College

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clemens College for approximately $2.8 million in cash, subject to customary post closing adjustments. Clemens College is a regionally accredited college offering associate programs in hospitality management.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
target: Clemens College
Clemens College, formerly known as the International College of Hospitality Management, offers accelerated Associate of Science Degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Management.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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closed 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Sommet Education, acquired Ducasse Education

synopsis: Eurazeo Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 51% stake in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary and pastry arts, by the hospitality education group, Sommet Education. Since its creation in 1999, Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Ducasse Education
Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise through a wide array of initial and professional development training programs, as well as courses for career changers. Ducasse Education welcomes over 800 students and 3,000 apprentices at its three campuses.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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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 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AC Education, will acquire The National Teachers College

synopsis: AC Education, the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines, will acquire a 96% stake in the National Teachers College (NTC), a premier education institution in the Philippines. NTC has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
buyer parent: Ayala Corporation
buyer: AC Education
AC Education, Inc. is the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines. AC Education Inc. includes its subsidiaries University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest universities in Bicol, and APEC Schools, the largest stand-alone chain of private high schools in the country."
target: The National Teachers College
The National Teachers College (NTC) is a premier education institution in the Philippines. It has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

National Louis University, will acquire Kendall College

synopsis: National Louis University, a nonprofit, non-denominational University, will acquire Kendall College from Laureate Education, a network of higher education institutions. Kendall College is an institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education.
buyer: National Louis University
National Louis University (NLU) is a nonprofit, non-denominational University that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with career and professional development. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Kendall College
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education. The curriculum at Kendall College effectively prepares students to become leaders in their professions.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Virginia College, will purchase certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Virginia College, an institution of higher education that belongs to the Education Corporation of America, will acquire certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC), an operator of colleges. The campuses in the deal include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Virginia College
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. "
seller parent: TA Associates
seller: Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
Certain campuses and other selected assets of Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC) include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute. VEC is an operator of private, accredited colleges.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udenna Corporation, acquired Enderun Colleges, Inc.

synopsis: Udenna Corporation, the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy, fully acquired Enderun Colleges, a private education institution in the Philippines. Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
buyer: Udenna Corporation
Founded in 2002 and based in Davao City, Philippines, Udenna Corporation is the holding company of businessman Dennis Uy. Udenna has diverse business interests in oil and gas, shipping and logistics, and real estate. "
target: Enderun Colleges, Inc.
Enderun is a four-year undergraduate college in the Philippines that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration.
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announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, will acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

synopsis: The LCI Education network (LCI), a network of post-secondary institutions, is acquiring The Art Institute of Vancouver, an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design and more.
buyer: LCI Education
Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. "
target parent: Education Management Corp.
target: The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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announced 3/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Eurazeo, will acquire Glion and Les Roches

synopsis: Eurazeo, one of Europe's leading investment companies, will acquire Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management from Laureate Education, the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions. Glion and Les Roches rank among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Glion and Les Roches
Glion and Les Roches rank among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for preparing students for an international career. Glion has a combined total of more than 2,000 students on its campuses, while Les Roches has more than 2,900 students combined on its campuses.
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closed 4/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, acquired Clemens College

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clemens College for approximately $2.8 million in cash, subject to customary post closing adjustments. Clemens College is a regionally accredited college offering associate programs in hospitality management.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
target: Clemens College
Clemens College, formerly known as the International College of Hospitality Management, offers accelerated Associate of Science Degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Management.
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closed 7/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Laureate Education, acquired Kendall College

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Kendall College, based in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall College, with approximately 1,500 students, is one of the leading culinary and hospitality institutions in the U.S.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target: Kendall College
Kendall College, with approximately 1,500 students, is one of the leading culinary and hospitality institutions in the U.S. Founded in 1934, Kendall also offers degrees in business and early childhood education.
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closed 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Sommet Education, acquired Ducasse Education

synopsis: Eurazeo Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 51% stake in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary and pastry arts, by the hospitality education group, Sommet Education. Since its creation in 1999, Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Ducasse Education
Ducasse Education has delivered unrivalled culinary and pastry expertise through a wide array of initial and professional development training programs, as well as courses for career changers. Ducasse Education welcomes over 800 students and 3,000 apprentices at its three campuses.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Summer Capital, acquired Swiss Education Group Ltd.

synopsis: Summer Capital, a leading Asia-based investment management firm, has acquired Swiss Education Group from Invision, a leading Swiss- and Germany-based investment firm. Swiss Education Group manages 5 schools in Switzerland. Their hotel management and culinary schools offer Bachelor degree, Postgraduate diploma and Master programmes.
buyer: Summer Capital
Summer Capital is a leading Asia-based investment management firm focused on global investment opportunities. The firm focuses on investing in companies related to education, hospitality, telecommunications, media, technology, healthcare, fintech, and logistics. "
target parent: Invision Private Equity AG
target: Swiss Education Group Ltd.
Swiss Education Group manages 5 schools in Switzerland. Their hotel management and culinary schools offer Bachelor degree, Postgraduate diploma and Master programmes. Their programmes combine academic learning with practical experience and are designed to meet the needs of hospitality employers.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Marie Claire, acquired Franck Thomas Institut

synopsis: The Marie Claire Group - holder of the reference titles in oenology (the study of wines) and gastronomy, La Revue du Vin de France and Cuisine et Vins de France - announces the acquisition of Franck Thomas Institut, a French leader in training in the professions of sommellerie and gastronomy.
buyer: Groupe Marie Claire
Created in 1937, the Marie Claire Group was the first true pioneer of publishing, creating weekly issues that brought the latest trends into the homes of French women, acting as the original internet for fashion and beauty. Marie Claire publishes 88 magazines and some fifty websites worldwide. "
target: Franck Thomas Institut
Franck Thomas Institut is a French provider of training for sommeliers and gastronomy professionals. The company was founded and developed by Franck Thomas - Best Sommelier of Europe. Franck Thomas Institut trains students in several cities in France.
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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 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Capsicum Culinary Studio

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired 100% of Capsicum Culinary Studio, a cooking school in South Africa. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa, and it is an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
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. "
target: Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa. As an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs, they are committed to a strict code of ethics and embrace creativity and diversity.
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closed 12/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc., acquired Culinary Group

synopsis: Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc., a provider of vocational, training and technical education services, announced hereto that it has completed the acquisition of Culinary Tech Center LLC, Professional Culinary Institute LLC and Educational Training Institute, Inc. (collectively, the Culinary Group).
buyer: Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc.
Oak Tree was founded in July 2009 by Kinder Investments LP (one of the founders of Bridgepoint Education, Inc.), Anil Narang, and Joseph Bianco for the purpose of acquiring for-profit training and education companies. "
target: Culinary Group
The Culinary Group, (Culinary Tech Center LLC, Professional Culinary Institute LLC and Educational Training Institute, Inc.) offers comprehensive vocational programs with industry internships in Culinary Arts, Hotel Operations and Customer Service.
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$3.00 [$3.02]
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$1
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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:$1,719.37)
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.
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$70
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closed 8/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., acquired ACG International Art Education

synopsis: ATA Inc. has completed the acquisition of Beijing Huanqiuyimeng Education Consultation Corp. (ACG). ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: ACG International Art Education
With 22 direct campus locations throughout China, ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
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announced 4/2/2007 via Market Watch

Bristow Group, Inc., will acquire Helicopter Adventures, Inc.

synopsis: Bristow Group Inc. Thursday said it has agreed to purchase Helicopter Adventures Inc., a helicopter flight school with facilities in California and Florida, for $15 million. The deal also includes the assumption of about $5 million in debt.
buyer: Bristow Group, Inc. (BRS:$1,232.81)
Bristow is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry, Bristow has earned an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service. "
target: Helicopter Adventures, Inc.
Bristow Academy devotes all of its resources to flight instruction. Each program is tailored to the ability of the student to assimilate new skills and to the student's time schedule. No previous aviation experience is required to join our flight school.
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closed 12/17/2014 via PE Hub

Graycliff Partners, Renovus Capital, acquired Hillsboro Aero Academy

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Graycliff Partners has acquired Hillsboro Aviation‘s flight training division. Based in Hillsboro, Oregon, the division, now renamed Hillsboro Aero Academy, is a provider of professional pilot training.
buyer: Renovus Capital
buyer: Graycliff Partners
The Graycliff team has a long history of partnering with established management teams in growth companies with sustainable competitive advantages. The Graycliff Partners team, previously operating as part of HSBC Capital, has invested over $1 billion and completed in excess of 80 investments. "
target parent: Hillsboro Aviation
target: Hillsboro Aero Academy
Hillsboro Aero Academy, formerly Hillsboro Aviation, is one of the largest airplane and helicopter training schools in the United States. Thousands of pilots have graduated from their accredited programs and go on to fly for companies all over the world.
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